Ex-boyfriend guilty of Jayden murder

Jayden Parkinson
Jayden Parkinson

The “controlling” ex-boyfriend of former Colne Primet High School pupil Jayden Parkinson has been found guilty of her murder.

Ben Blakeley, from Reading, strangled the 17-year-old and buried her in his uncle’s grave in Didcot, Oxfordshire, last December.

Oxford Crown Court heard he had a history of violence and threatened to post naked pictures of Jayden online after their relationship ended.

He admitted killing her but denied murder. He will be sentenced later today.