Ex-boyfriend of Jayden Parkinson jailed for life

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A violent and controlling man has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years for murdering his 17-year-old pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Ben Blakeley killed former Colne Primet High School pupil Jayden Parkinson in the countryside on December 3rd – 24 hours after she told him she was expecting his child.

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Undated handout photo issued by Thames Valley Police of Jayden Parkinson as police have been given more time to question one of the two people arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the disappearance of the 17-year-old girl. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday December 14, 2013. Jayden, from Oxford, has been missing for nearly two weeks and Thames Valley Police said they are keeping "an open mind" about what has happened to her. A 22-year-old man was arrested at an address in Reading, on Thursday night. A police spokesman said officers were granted a further 12 hours to question the man, giving them until 4.30pm. A 17-year-old boy was also arrested after he attended a police station in Oxfordshire on Friday afternoon and remains in custody. Jayden was last seen in the Iffley Road area of the city in mid-afternoon on December 3 and failed to return home that evening as planned. See PA story POLICE Teenager. Photo credit should read: Thames Valley Police/PA Wire 
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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE. Undated handout photo issued by Thames Valley Police of Jayden Parkinson as police have been given more time to question one of the two people arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the disappearance of the 17-year-old girl. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday December 14, 2013. Jayden, from Oxford, has been missing for nearly two weeks and Thames Valley Police said they are keeping "an open mind" about what has happened to her. A 22-year-old man was arrested at an address in Reading, on Thursday night. A police spokesman said officers were granted a further 12 hours to question the man, giving them until 4.30pm. A 17-year-old boy was also arrested after he attended a police station in Oxfordshire on Friday afternoon and remains in custody. Jayden was last seen in the Iffley Road area of the city in mid-afternoon on December 3 and failed to return home that evening as planned. See PA story POLICE Teenager. Photo credit should read: Thames Valley Police/PA Wire N

After strangling the teenager, Blakeley buried her body in his uncle’s grave at a cemetery in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

 

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