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14 September 2020 18:35

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Bernadette Walker: Parents of missing teenage girl charged with murder

Bernadette Walker's parents charged with murder Published duration 6 hours ago image copyright Cambridgeshire Police image caption Bernadette Walker, 17, was reported missing on 21 July The parents of a missing teenage girl have been charged with her murder. Cambridgeshire Police said Bernadette Walker, 17, was reported missing from Peterborough on 21 July by her mother and father who said she had not been seen for three days. Sarah Walker, 37, and Scott Walker, 50, both of Century Square, Millfield, Peterborough, are due to appear in court charged with murder. Det Supt Jon Hutchinson said: "Whilst my team have made significant progress with this investigation in the last few days, we are yet to find Bernadette, therefore my plea is for anyone who has information on what has happened to her, or where she might be, to get in touch as a matter of urgency." image copyright Terry-Harris.com image caption Bernadette's parents were charged with murder in the early hours of Monday, police said The mother and father of a missing teenage girl have been charged with her murder. Bernadette Walker, 17, of Peterborough, was reported missing by her parents on 21 July after she had not been seen for three days, Cambridgeshire Police said.

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit has been carrying out searches to try to find her and launched a "no-body" murder investigation on Friday. Her parents - Sarah Walker, 37, and Scott Walker, 50, both of Century Square in Millfield, Peterborough - were charged and appeared before Peterborough Magistrates' Court in a virtual hearing on Monday. Image: Bernadette Walker, 17, was reported missing from Peterborough on 21 July. A court official said they are due to appear before Peterborough Crown Court on Wednesday. THE parents of a missing 17-year-old girl have been charged with her murder.

Bernadette Walker was reported missing by Sarah Walker, 37, and 50-year-old Scott Walker seven weeks ago in Cambridgeshire. Bernadette Walker, 17, vanished in July 12 Scott and Sarah Walker have been charged with murder Credit: � Terry Harris The pair, who have nine children including a six-month-old baby, today appeared at Peterborough Magistrates' Court charged with murder. They were remanded in custody ahead of a hearing at Peterborough Crown Court on Wednesday. Detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit yesterday declared the teen's disappearance as a "no body" murder investigation. They were seen carrying out forensic searches at her home in Peterborough, Cambs, but are urgently appealing for information.

Bernadette's parents told police they last saw her on July 18 when she ran out of their car. They said they received a text nearly two days later at 1am on July 20 to say that she would be returning home "soon" to the family's five bedroom council home. But when they heard nothing more, she was reported missing the following day on July 21. She said: "We have had no contact with her since 1am on July 20, when she texted me to say she would be home soon. "I have to think that she is hiding at one of her friend's homes, worried about coming home now that the police will want to speak to her, I can't think of any alternative scenarios, I just can't.

I want to cuddle her, but right now I'd accept that she's safe and well." Dad Scott also appealed for information, saying: "You can imagine how much we are both worried. They then saw Bernadette's parents being led out of the house by cops. 12 Her parents reported her missing in July Credit: � Terry Harris 12 Bernadette pictured with her mum Credit: � Terry Harris 12 The teen's parents told police she ran out of their car Credit: � Terry Harris 12 Walker will appear in court later alongside his wife Credit: � Terry Harris 12 Bernadette's home in Peterborough Credit: � Terry Harris 12 Forensic officers comb for clues today Credit: � Terry Harris Cops at the family home in Peterborough The mother and father of missing teenager Bernadette Walker have been charged with her murder. The 17-year-old had been reported missing from her home in Peterborough on 21 July by her parents after she had not been seen for three days. Cambridgeshire Police said Sarah Walker, 37, and Scott Walker, 50, were both charged with murder on Monday.

They have been remanded in custody and are due to appear before a court virtually. Detective superintendent Jon Hutchinson said: "Whilst my team have made significant progress with this investigation in the last few days, we are yet to find Bernadette. On Friday, detectives launched a "no-body" murder investigation after she had been missing for three weeks. Parents in court charged with the murder of their 17-year-old daughter Police at the home of missing teenager Bernadette Walker (centre); Her parents have been charged with her murder. Picture; TERRY HARRIS/ FAMILY Archant Detectives investigating the murder of a teenage girl from Peterborough have charged her parents. Sarah Walker, 37, and Scott Walker, 50, both of Century Square in Millfield, Peterborough, were charged with the murder of 17-year-old Bernadette Walker in the early hours of this morning (Monday 14 September). Bernadette was reported missing from Peterborough on 21 July by her parents after she had not been seen for three days. Police have been carrying out enquiries and searches in an attempt to locate Bernadette, however a 'no-body' murder investigation was launched by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit on Friday (11 September). Detective Superintendent Jon Hutchinson said: "Whilst my team have made significant progress with this investigation in the last few days, we are yet to find Bernadette therefore my plea is for anyone who has information on what has happened to her, or where she might be, to get in touch as a matter of urgency." Both Sarah and Scott have been remanded in custody to appear in court virtually today. Police at the family home in Peterborough of missing teenager Bernadette Walker of Century Square in Millfield, Peterborough, Her parents are due in court accused of her murder. Picture; TERRY HARRIS Police at the family home in Peterborough of missing teenager Bernadette Walker of Century Square in Millfield, Peterborough, Her parents are due in court accused of her murder. Picture; TERRY HARRIS Bernadette Walker, 17, was reported missing from Peterborough on 21 July by her parents after she had not been seen for three days. Picture; CAMBS POLICE Bernadette Walker, 17, was reported missing from Peterborough on 21 July by her parents after she had not been seen for three days. Picture; CAMBS POLICE