Five police officers interviewed over handling of search for murdered Jayden Parkinson

Jayden Parkinson was murdered on December 3 last year

Jayden Parkinson was murdered on December 3 last year

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FIVE police officers have been served misconduct notices and are being interviewed over the handling of the search for murdered teenager Jayden Parkinson.

Independent police investigators are also now looking into complaints from the 17-year-old’s mother that Thames Valley Police did not react appropriately when dealing with Jayden in the months before she disappeared.

Jayden’s former boyfriend Ben Blakeley, 22, was last month sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison for murdering her and burying her body in his uncle’s grave in Didcot.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating Thames Valley Police’s actions from the day Jayden was reported missing and whether appropriate risk assessments were made.

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4:53pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Gunslinger says...

Sadly, this would not have made much difference to what happened to this poor girl, who would already have been dead by the time she was reported missing, only to the subsequent gruesome reburial.

Sadly too, mindless thugs who terrorise and bully girls are two a penny, police presumably can't follow up every case unless there are very strong indications that something has or is about to happen.
Sadly, this would not have made much difference to what happened to this poor girl, who would already have been dead by the time she was reported missing, only to the subsequent gruesome reburial. Sadly too, mindless thugs who terrorise and bully girls are two a penny, police presumably can't follow up every case unless there are very strong indications that something has or is about to happen. Gunslinger
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