Friday, 4 August 2017


Man charged with murder of Becky Godden Edwards



Taxi-driver Christopher Halliwell has been charged with the murder of prostitute Becky Godden-Edwards
Christopher Halliwell is accused of murdering the 20-year-old who went missing in 2002 CREDIT: PA


Ataxi driver has been charged with the murder of prostitute Becky Godden Edwards whose body was found in a field eight years after she disappeared.
The 20-year-old was missing for eight years before police told her mother, Karen, that her body had been found in a shallow grave in farmer's field. She would have celebrated her 34th birthday next Monday.

Becky Godden-Edwards
Becky Godden-Edwards, aged 15, with her mother Karen at her mother's wedding to her new partner CREDIT: WILTSHIRE POLICE 
Christopher Halliwell will appear before magistrates at Chippenham, Wiltshire, on Thursday.
The case is expected to committed the crown court for a trial preparation hearing the next day.

Karen and Charlie Edwards
Karen and Charlie Edwards, mother and step-father of Becky, make a statement outside Bristol Crown Court back in 2012 CREDIT: ANDREW MATTHEWS 
Father-of-three Halliwell, aged 52 years, from Swindon, was charged by Wiltshire Police on Wednesday.
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A man who confessed to her killing was not prosecuted after a judge ruled police ignored arrest guidelines.