Man admits rape and murder of Kayleigh Haywood, 15


A man has pleaded guilty to the rape and murder of a 15-year-old whose body was discovered five days after she went missing.

Kayleigh Haywood, from Measham in Leicestershire, disappeared on November 13 after being dropped off outside Ibstock Community College.

Police discovered her body near Sence Valley Forest Park on the evening of November 18 after officers were drafted in from across the region to help with the search.

Appearing via video-link at Leicester Crown Court, Stephen Beadman, of George Avenue, Ibstock, admitted the murder and rape of the teenager.

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