Retrial in case of Jake Blakeley set for January next year

Retrial in case of Jake Blakeley set for January next year

Retrial in case of Jake Blakeley set for January next year

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There will be a retrial in the case of Jake Blakeley, who was accused of preventing a lawful burial in the case of murdered teen Jayden Parkinson.

Blakeley, 18, denied the charge but admitted perverting the course of justice.

Last week, a jury failed to reach a vedict following his trial, held alongside the murder trial of older brother Ben, 22.

Jayden’s former boyfriend Ben was found guilty and was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison for murdering her and burying her body in his uncle’s grave in Didcot.

Today at Oxford Crown Court, it was decided there would be a retrial in Jake's case.

It has been earmarked for January 19 next year.

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