Becky Godden's mother thanks gross misconduct detective

Becky Godden's mother, Karen Edwards, has thanked former Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher for his action in finding her daughter's body, after Christopher Halliwell was convicted of her murder today.

Mr Fulcher was found guilty of two counts of gross misconduct in January 2014 because he didn't follow the correct procedure when Halliwell confessed to the killing.

Mrs Edwards today said Mr Fulcher should not have had to suffered negative impact his actions had on his career.

Mrs Edward's also said that listening to the evidence during the trial had been "heartbreaking" but they had received justice.

Meanwhile, former Det Supt Steve Fulcher is pleased Karen Edwards "has finally seen justice done." You can read his full reaction to Halliwell's conviction here.

Sian O'Callaghan

The family of Sian O'Callaghan - Halliwell's first victim - have also released statements following his conviction for Becky's murder. Her mother Elaine Pickford said the "right conclusion has been reached for Becky."

Sian's brother Liam O'Callaghan also paid tribute former Det Supt Fulcher, citing his "steadfast resolve".

You can read more about Mr Fulcher's investigation - and the impact it had on his career - in Robert Murphy's article here.