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Plea hearing set for Sian O'Callaghan murder accused

Sian O’Callaghan
Image caption Miss O'Callaghan was found dead near Uffington, Oxfordshire

A date for the taxi driver accused of murdering Swindon woman Sian O'Callaghan to enter a plea has been set.

Christopher Halliwell, 47, of Ashbury Avenue, Swindon, appeared via video link at Bristol Crown Court on Friday from Long Lartin prison.

The case was adjourned until 14 July for a plea and case management hearing.

Miss O'Callaghan, 22, disappeared after leaving a Swindon nightclub on 19 March. Her body was found on 24 March.

Police investigating her murder said at a press conference this week that they also intend questioning Mr Halliwell about the disappearance of Swindon woman, Becky Godden-Edwards, whose body they discovered at Eastleach in Gloucestershire.

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