Jayden accused to appear in court

Jayden Parkinson
Jayden Parkinson disappeared on 3 December. Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man charged with the murder of 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson has been remanded in custody to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Ben Blakeley, of Christchurch Road, Reading, has been charged with the murder following Jayden's disappearance on 3 December and has also been charged with perverting the course of justice.

A 17-year-old boy, who was also arrested on suspicion of murder, remains in police custody.

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Body found identified as Jayden Parkinson

Police have confirmed that a body found in a grave in Didcot in Oxfordshire is that of missing teenager Jayden Parkinson. Ben Blakeley has been charged with her murder.