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Man given life sentence for murder of ex-girlfriend

Ben Blakeley, 22, has been jailed at Oxford Crown Court for life with minimum term of 20 years for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend Jayden Parkinson, 17, who was strangled and later buried in a grave at a cemetery.

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CCTV footage of Blakeley and Jayden on day of murder

CCTV footage of Ben Blakeley and his ex-girlfriend Jayden Parkinson at two train stations on the day she was murdered was shown to the jury during his trial.

Jayden Parkinson and Ben Blakeley at Oxford train station. Credit: Thames Valley Police/PA Wire

Jayden was caught on CCTV at Oxford station with Blakeley at 4.06pm on 3 December.

At 4.27pm a security camera recorded the last known sighting of Jayden as she arrived at Didcot station with her ex-boyfriend.

Jayden Parkinson and Ben Blakeley (circled in red) arriving at Didcot train station. Credit: Thames Valley Police/PA Wire

She was reported missing shortly after midnight.

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