Jayden Parkinson murder enquiry - teenager charged with assisting an offender

16/12/2013

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a teenage boy with assisting an offender.

The 17-year-old boy, from Didcot, who canot be named for legal reasons, has been charged in connection with the investigation into the murder of 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson from Didcot, who disappeared on Tuesday, 03 December.

Ruth Bowskill, Temporary Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against this 17-year-old boy.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge the boy with assisting an offender.

"The charges relate to the investigation into the murder of 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

The boy has been remanded in police custody to appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court this afternoon, Monday, 16 December 2013.