Man Guilty Over 1966 Berkshire Murder

A 64-year-old man's been sentenced to a minimum of 27 years for the murder of a teenage girl in a Berkshire village 46-years ago.

17-year-old Yolande Waddington was found strangled in Beenham near Newbury in October 1966. According to reports at the time, Ms Waddington's naked body was found in a ditch near a farm

David Burgess, formerly from Beenham, was arrested in prison by officers from Thames Valley Police's major crime review team. 

He was serving life for the murders of two 9-year-old girls, Jeanette Wigmore and Jacqueline Williams, in 1967. Their bodies were found in a disused gravel pit in Beenham in April, with Burgess convicted for their murders 3 months later.

Yolande Waddington detectivesDetectives investigating the Yolande's killing ordered a blood test for every man and boy in the village.

A total of 190 men and boys aged from 16 to 50 were asked to submit blood samples, and notices headed "Murder'' were distributed to shops and homes in the area.

Burgess was charged after new forensic techniques were used and was sentenced at Reading Crown Court this morning (July 23).

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