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ITV Exclusive: A mother's emotional appeal

It's been more than 3 years since the body of Becky Godden-Edwards was discovered in a field in Gloucestershire, but despite someone confessing to killing the 20 year old no one has been convicted of her murder.

Today in an ITV exclusive, Becky's mother appealed directly to Christopher Halliwell, the man who made that confession to provide her with answers.

Jonty Messer reports:-

Becky's mother appeals for answers

The mother of murdered Swindon woman Becky Godden-Edwards has made an emotional appeal to the man who confessed to killing her.

Despite the confession, taxi driver Christopher Halliwell has never been prosecuted for Becky's death after a judge ruling that a police officer breached guidelines on how suspects should be questioned.

Today Karen Edwards appealed directly to Halliwell to provide the answers she is desperate for:-


Canal could open through Melksham

New canal for Melksham Credit: ITV News West Country

There are new plans to open a section of the Wilts and Berks canal through Melksham. The trust that runs the canal hopes to create five kilometres of waterway including locks, bridges, a towpath and a cycleway. The canal has already been restored between Lacock and Chippenham.

Man dies and two arrests after Swindon crash

The accident happened near the Asda superstore on Thamesdown Drive.

A man has died and another is in a critical condition in hospital after two vehicles collided in Swindon this morning.

Emergency services were called to Thamesdown Drive at 6.30am.

A man in his 30's was taken to the Great Western Hospital but later died. Another man, in his 20’s, was also taken to the hospital and is in a critical condition.

A third man, in his 50’s, was removed from a vehicle as he was initially trapped. He was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary and is in a stable condition.

The road is closed in both directions and is likely to remain closed for some time whilst investigators are on the scene.

Access to the Asda superstore is limited. Police are advising shoppers to use the rear entrance. Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident. They have been taken to Gablecross police station whilst enquiries continue.

Search for evidence will continue for a week

The search for evidence in the Sian O'Callaghan murder investigation will continue over the weekend and into next week.

Specialist search teams are carefully draining the pond in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, so that fingertip searches can take place of the silt at the bottom. This is a meticulous process, which involves officers from across Wiltshire and Avon and Somerset Police.

Seach continues in the Sian O'Callaghan murder investigation
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