Festival in memory of murdered teenager Jayden Parkinson

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Image caption The body of Jayden Parkinson was found in the grave of her killer's uncle last December

A music festival is being held later in memory of murdered teenager Jayden Parkinson on what would have been her 18th birthday.

The 17-year-old's remains were discovered in a disturbed grave in the cemetery of All Saints' Church, Didcot, Oxfordshire on 18 December.

The event at The Wheatsheaf, Didcot, is being held to raise money for a charity being set up in her name.

Jayden's ex-boyfriend Ben Blakeley from Reading, was jailed for life in July.

The 22-year-old was ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years by a judge at Oxford Crown Court for murdering Jayden and burying her in his uncle's grave.

Jayden was believed to be pregnant with Blakeley's child, but tests have never fully revealed if she was pregnant.

His brother Jake, of Venners Water, Didcot, was accused of preventing the lawful burial of Jayden, which he denied, and his retrial is set for 19 January after jurors failed to reach a verdict.

Six police officers were served with misconduct notices in August over the inquiry into Jayden's murder.

The officers are being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission over the way they dealt with reports Jayden was missing between 4 and 12 December.

One of the six is under investigation as a result of a complaint by Jayden's mother, Samantha Shrewsbury.

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