Tuesday 27 September 2016

Kayleigh Haywood: Man charged with rape and murder after body of missing teen is found

Alexander Britton and Dominic Harris

Published 19/11/2015 | 22:26

Undated handout photo issued by Leicestershire Police of Kayleigh Haywood
Undated handout photo issued by Leicestershire Police of Kayleigh Haywood
Police make their way across a field in Ibstock, Leicestershire, near to where a body has been found during the search for missing Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Flowers left outside the St Laurence Church in Measham, Leicestershire, where a vigil has been held for Kayleigh Haywood who has been missing since Friday. Alex Britton/PA Wire
Candles are lit inside St Laurence Church in Measham before a vigil for Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Purple bows tied to the pews inside St Laurence Church in Measham before a vigil for Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
People leave flowers and tributes outside Sence Valley Forest Park in Ibstock, Leicestershire close to where police found a body during the search for Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Flowers and tributes left outside Sence Valley Forest Park in Ibstock, Leicestershire where police found a body during the search for Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Flowers and tributes left outside Sence Valley Forest Park in Ibstock, Leicestershire where police found a body during the search for Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Flowers and tributes left outside Sence Valley Forest Park in Ibstock, Leicestershire where police found a body during the search for Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Police remove a body on a stretcher from undergrowth around a lake in Ibstock, Leicestershire, where they have been searching for missing Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Flowers and tributes left outside Sence Valley Forest Park in Ibstock, Leicestershire where police found a body during the search for Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Police make their way across a field in Ibstock, Leicestershire, near to where a body has been found during the search for missing Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Police make their way across a field in Ibstock, Leicestershire, near to where a body has been found during the search for missing Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Forensic officers and police search undergrowth around a lake in Ibstock, Leicestershire, near to where a body was found during the search for missing Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Police make their way across a field in Ibstock, Leicestershire, near to where a body has been found during the search for missing Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A man has been charged with the rape and murder of teenager Kayleigh Haywood whose body was found by police yesterday, five days after she went missing.

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Stephen Beadman, 28, was charged by Leicestershire Police with murder and one count of rape.

A second man, Luke Harlow, 27, is accused of grooming and two counts of sexual activity with a child.

The pair, both from George Avenue in the village of Ibstock, Leicestershire, are in custody and will appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Flowers left outside the St Laurence Church in Measham, Leicestershire, where a vigil has been held for Kayleigh Haywood who has been missing since Friday. Alex Britton/PA Wire
Flowers left outside the St Laurence Church in Measham, Leicestershire, where a vigil has been held for Kayleigh Haywood who has been missing since Friday. Alex Britton/PA Wire

Kayleigh, 15, from Measham in the county, was last seen by her family at around 6pm last Friday when she was dropped off outside Ibstock Community College, in the village.

Flowers and tributes left outside Sence Valley Forest Park in Ibstock, Leicestershire where police found a body during the search for Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Flowers and tributes left outside Sence Valley Forest Park in Ibstock, Leicestershire where police found a body during the search for Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Police make their way across a field in Ibstock, Leicestershire, near to where a body has been found during the search for missing Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Police make their way across a field in Ibstock, Leicestershire, near to where a body has been found during the search for missing Kayleigh Haywood. Joe Giddens/PA Wire

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