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Parents charged with murder of Bernadette Walker

The parents of Bernadette Walker, 17, have been charged with murder in the early hours of this morning, September 14.
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The parents of Bernadette Walker have been charged with her murder (photo: Cambridgeshire Constabulary)

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenage girl from Peterborough have charged two people.

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, September 14.

Bernadette was reported missing from Peterborough on July 21 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, September 11.

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.

Anyone with information should contact police either by using the online webchat function, or by calling 101 and quoting Operation Penshaw.