We have authorised Wiltshire Police to charge Christopher Halliwell with the murder of Sian O’Callaghan.
Simon Brenchley, District Crown Prosecutor, CPS Wiltshire said:
“I have been working closely with Wiltshire Police and have authorised them to charge Christopher Halliwell with Sian O’Callaghan’s murder.
“Having reviewed the evidence, I am satisfied that there is sufficient to charge him, and that it is in the public interest to do so.
"I must remind the media to take care in reporting events surrounding this case. Mr Halliwell has been charged with a serious offence and is entitled to a fair trial. It is extremely important that nothing should be reported which could prejudice any trial.
“I will keep liaising closely with the police as their investigation continues."
Mr Halliwell is due to appear before Swindon Magistrates' Court on the morning of Monday 28 March 2011.