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Former Pendle schoolgirl’s ex-boyfriend admits manslaughter

Jayden Parkinson. PHOTO: Thames Valley Police/PA Wire

Jayden Parkinson. PHOTO: Thames Valley Police/PA Wire

The ex-boyfriend of a former Pendle schoolgirl has admitted manslaughter but denied murder at Oxford Crown Court.

Jayden Parkinson went missing on December 3rd, having last been seen leaving Didcot railway station.

Her body was found in a cemetery in the town on December 18th.

Now Ben Blakeley, 22, of Christchurch Road, Reading, has admitted killing the former Colne Primet High School student and perverting the course of justice.

A 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has denied perverting the course of justice.

The pair will stand trial on June 16th.

 

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