Jayden update: Police thank the public for their help in the appeal for the missing teenager (From Herald Series)
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Jayden update: Police thank the public for their help in the appeal for the missing teenager
1:54pm Monday 16th December 2013 in News
POLICE have thanked members of the public for their help in the search for 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson.
Det Ch Supt Andy Murray said police remain in a number of locations in Didcot and Upton as the investigation continues today.
He said: "All of this activity will understandably disrupt and worry the local community.
"Our priority is to find Jayden, and as you can imagine with all of the media attention, we have received a lot of useful information which has led us to focus our attention on these areas.
"The public is asked to be patient and, as we said yesterday, to refrain from carrying out their own searches as it could jeopardise police work.
"I would like to thank the public and the media for all their help with this enquiry and we are doing everything we can, working tirelessly round the clock, to find where Jayden is."
- Anyone with any information should contact Thames Valley Police via the 24-hour non-emergency number on 101 quoting URN 542 10/12. If you don't want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Jayden has not been seen since Tuesday, December 3. She left the One Foot Forward hostel in Iffley Road where she was living and went to Oxford Train Station.
She caught a train to Didcot Parkway, where she was seen just before 4.30pm.
Detectives arrested Ben Blakeley, said to be Jayden's boyfriend, in Reading on Thursday night. He was been held ever since and interviewed by detectives.
It was just before midnight that Thames Valley Police announced they had laid the two charges of murder and perverting the course of justice against Blakeley.
A 17-year-old youth who was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday has today been charged with one count of assisting an offender and will appear at Oxford Magistrates Court this afternoon.
Police have spent the weekend searching areas of Didcot and the village of Upton, looking for any clues as to Jayden's location.
It was on Saturday that Detective Chief Superintendent Andrew Murray said publicly that the missing person's investigation had become a murder inquiry.