A police van drives Christopher Halliwell into Swindon Magistrates
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Sian O'Callaghan's accused remanded in custody

There were angry scenes in Swindon as a 47-year-old taxi driver appeared in court charged with murdering Sian O'Callaghan.

The body of the 22-year-old was found in Oxfordshire last Thursday. Christopher Halliwell was remanded in custody by Swindon magistrates to appear before Bristol Crown Court on 30 March.

Miss O'Callaghan's father, Mick, has said the family's pain at hearing of her death was "raw and overwhelming".

Jon Kay reports.

  • 28 Mar 2011
  • From the section UK