Tragic teen Jayden to be laid to rest today

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THE funeral of teenager Jayden Parkinson is due to take place today in Kent.

The service for the 17-year-old will take place from 11am at St Martin’s Church in Cheriton, where her family is originally from.

Jayden was missing for two weeks in December before her body was found in a grave at All Saints’ Church in Lydalls Road, Didcot.

Her boyfriend, 22-year-old Ben Blakeley, of Christchurch Road, Reading, has been charged with her murder and perverting the course of justice. An unnamed 17-year-old Didcot boy is also charged with perverting the course of justice. Both are due to appear at Oxford Crown Court next month.

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