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Sian taxi murderer gets life

Taxi driver Christopher Halliwell has been jailed for life after admitting the murder of Sian O'Callaghan, who disappeared after a night out in Swindon in March last year. But he escaped justice over a second murder because of a police blunder.

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Sian O'Callaghan got into Halliwell's taxi after night out

Sian O'Callaghan was 22 when she disappeared.

Sian O'Callaghan, 22, disappeared after leaving Swindon's Suju nightclub in the early hours of March 19 last year after a night out with friends.

Hundreds of volunteers turned out at Savernake Forest to help in the search for her but police found her body in Uffington, Oxfordshire, on March 24 after being taken there by Halliwell.

Miss O'Callaghan left the nightclub at 2.53am for the short walk to the home she shared with boyfriend Kevin Reape.

Shortly after she walked past the Goddard Arms on the High Street in the Old Town area, she fell into Halliwell's clutches by getting into his taxi.

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