Man sentenced for 1966 murder - Berkshire


A 64-year-old man has today, Monday, 23 July 2012, been handed a life sentence at Reading Crown Court, and is to serve a minimum of 27-years in prison for murdering Berkshire teenager Yolande Waddington in 1966.

David Burgess, formally of Beenham, Berkshire, was convicted of Yolande's murder on Friday, 20 July 2012, following a five week trial. He will not be eligible for parole until he is 91-years-old.

Burgess was already serving a life sentence after being convicted in July 1967 of murdering 9-year-old girls, Jacqueline Williams and Jeanette Wigmore in Beenham just three months earlier.

Yolande, who was working as a nanny for a local family, was last seen in the Six Bells pub in Beenham on the evening of 28 October 1966. Her body was found two days later in a ditch near a barn in Clay Lane. She had been stabbed and strangled.

A press release detailing the case history and including quotes was published on this website on Friday, 20 July 2012, following the guilty verdict.