A teenager Yolande Waddington was strangled and murdered in 1966. Although a full investigation was carried out at the time there was not enough evidence to find and convict anyone.
The case was later reopened by the major crime review team. With advances in Forensic science previous evidence was re-examined and put back “under the microscope”.
This led to finding David Burgess DNA on several items found at the murder scene including: a sack, headband and comb.
Enough new hard evidence was found to convict Burgess in 2011. After a 5 week trail at Berkshire’s reading crown court, his solicitors failed to defend his case and he was found guilty and charged.