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Yolande Waddington: David Burgess case details shared

David Burgess in the late 1960s and present day
Image caption How Burgess looked in the late 1960s compared with the present day

Details about a child murderer are being made available to other police forces following a successful conviction by Thames Valley Police.

David Burgess, 64, was sentenced to a minimum of 27 years in jail for the murder of Yolande Waddington in Berkshire 46 years ago.

Information being provided relates to the period between 1996 and 1998, when Burgess had absconded from prison.

A spokesman said the procedure was routine in such cases.

Burgess was already serving a life sentence for killing nine-year-old girls Jeanette Wigmore and Jacqueline Williams in Beenham in 1967.

He was charged with Yolande's murder following advances in DNA techniques.

The jury at Reading Crown Court convicted him on 20 July by a majority verdict of 11 to one following a five-week trial.

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