Jayden Parkinson trial halted as jury member falls ill

Jayden Parkinson

Jayden Parkinson

First published in East Lancashire

THE trial of the man who killed Pendle schoolgirl Jayden Parkinson was adjourned yesterday because a jury member was unwell.

Ben Blakeley, formerly of Christchurch Road, Reading, admits manslaughter and perverting the course of justice but denies murdering the 17-year-old on December 3 last year.

He is on trial alongside a 17-year-old who admits perverting the course of justice but denies preventing a lawful burial.

Today Blakeley is due to continue being cross-examined by prosecutor Richard Latham QC.

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