Wiltshire

Swindon man charged with murdering Becky Godden

Becky Godden Image copyright Wiltshire Police
Image caption Becky Godden's body was found in a field at Baxter's Farm in Eastleach, Gloucestershire

A man has been charged with the murder of a young woman whose body was found in a Gloucestershire field, years after she was reported missing.

Christopher Halliwell, 52, of Swindon, is accused of murdering Becky Godden, who was last seen alive in 2002.

She was 20 at the time but was not reported missing until 2007 as her family thought she was living in the Bristol area.

Her body was found in a field in Eastleach, Gloucestershire, in 2011.

Mr Halliwell appeared via video-link at Bristol Crown Court, speaking only to confirm his name.

He did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody.

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