Man jailed for life for Jayden’s murder

Jayden Parkinson
Jayden Parkinson

The ex-boyfriend of former Colne Primet High School pupil Jayden Parkinson has been jailed for life for her murder.

Ben Blakeley strangled 17-year-old Jayden in December after she told him she was pregnant and buried her body in his uncle’s grave.

Blakeley had denied murder but was convicted by a jury at Oxford Crown Court yesterday.

He must serve a minimum sentence of 20 years.