Public order offence after Jayden case denied

Herald Series: . .

A 23-YEAR-OLD man yesterday denied committing a public order crime shortly after Jayden Parkinson’s killer appeared in court.

Ben Blakeley, 22, admitted killing his 17-year-old girlfriend but denied her murder at a hearing at Oxford Crown Court on Monday.

Yesterday, at Oxford Magistrates’ Court, Ryan McCann, of no fixed address, pleaded not guilty to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

McCann is accused of having said something to Christopher Blakeley as he left the court.

District judge Tim Pattinson released McCann on conditional bail and told him to return to the court on June 12, for trial.

Jayden was missing for more than two weeks before her body was found in a grave in Great Western Cemetery in Lydalls Road, Didcot, in December.

Ben Blakeley, of Christchurch Road, Reading, admitted perverting the course of justice on Monday and will stand trial in June.

A 17-year-old Didcot boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denied perverting the course of justice and will stand trial alongside Ben Blakeley.

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