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Christopher Halliwell in court charged with second murder

Becky Godden-Edwards
Image caption Miss Godden-Edwards' remains were discovered in Gloucestershire

A taxi driver has appeared in court accused of murdering Swindon woman Becky Godden-Edwards.

Miss Godden-Edwards' remains were discovered in March in Gloucestershire by police investigating the murder of missing Swindon woman Sian O'Callaghan.

Christopher Halliwell, 47, of Ashbury Avenue, Swindon, has already been charged with Miss O'Callaghan's murder.

He was remanded in custody by Worcester magistrates until Thursday, when he is due to appear at Bristol Crown Court.

Miss Godden-Edwards' remains were discovered at Eastleach, in Gloucestershire, around 17 miles from where Miss O'Callaghan's body was discovered.

A spokeswoman for Wiltshire Police said Mr Halliwell was charged with her murder on Monday evening.

He appeared at Worcester Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, charged with killing Miss Godden-Edwards between December 2002 and January 2006.

Miss Godden-Edwards, who would have celebrated her 29th birthday in April, was last seen by her family in Swindon about eight years ago.

Miss O'Callaghan, 22, disappeared after leaving Suju nightclub in the early hours of 19 March.

Her body was found by police five days later in a field in Uffington.

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