Man on trial for 1966 murder

The trial of a man accused of murdering a teenager 45 years ago has begun at Reading Crown Court. David Burgess is charged with the murder of 17-year-old Yolande Waddington in 1966.

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David Burgess, who's charged with murdering Yolande Waddington in 1966 Credit: INS

A Berkshire man accused of murdering a teenager in 1966 told police officers they would have to prove he killed her after confessing to the crime in jail almost 43 years ago, a court has heard.

David Burgess, 64, of Beenham, is charged with murdering 17-year-old nanny Yolande Waddington.

Yolande Waddington, who was killed in 1966, aged 17 Credit: Thames Valley Police

Burgess twice confessed to the killing to prison officers while he was in jail for murdering two nine-year-old girls in the village in 1967, Reading Crown Court was told.

Burgess denies the murder of Yolande.

He was arrested last year after DNA samples taken from items found at the murder scene matched his genetic profile.

Yolande was last seen alive at the Six Bells pub on the evening of Friday October 28 1966.

Her body was found in a ditch beside a farmer's barn two days later.


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