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Bernadette Walker: Father accused of murder tells court he had mixed feelings about his daughter’s disappearance | UK News

A father accused of murdering his 17-year-old daughter to prevent her from repeating that he sexually assaulted her suggested he had conflicting emotions about her disappearance.

Bernadette Walker was last seen alive on July 18, 2020 when her father Scott Walker picked her up in the car from her parents’ house in Peterborough where she had spent the night, Cambridge Crown Court said.

Her father’s phone was then turned off for 91 minutes, during which Walker claims she got out of the car and fled.

The teenager had previously accused her 51-year-old father for sexually assaulting her “over the course of several years”, and prosecutors allege he killed her to “prevent her from pursuing her allegations of sexual abuse.”

Despite police searches, Bernadette has not been seen or heard since, and no body has been found.

Bernadette Walker
Bernadette Walker had accused her father of sexual abuse

On Tuesday, the court heard testimony from Walker, who was being questioned by prosecutor Lisa Wilding QC.

He was accused of forming an “alliance” with Bernadette’s mother, Sarah Walker, 38, to trick investigators into claiming their daughter had run away.

In tears, Walker described being “confused” when Bernadette disappeared about “what was going on”.

“I wasn’t sure if there was a plan behind this and why Bea would be missing and why these allegations were made,” he told the court.

“Was that all to get me out of the house?”

Asked about the sexual abuse allegations made against him by his daughter, Walker said he knew they were “false.”

He also suggested to the court that he had conflicting emotions about her disappearance.

“It was a bit 50-50 because when someone made allegations against you and then walked away and at the same time… you worry about your daughter… it’s a bit 50-50, like in my concerns at the time, “he said.

He also said Ms Walker feared the social as well …

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