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Brighton woman held over missing Gary Hampson case

Gary Hampson
Image caption Gary Hampson was last seen dropping his daughter off at her mother's house

Police investigating the disappearance of a man from Brighton have arrested a woman on suspicion of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

Gary Hampson, 42, from Portslade, was last seen dropping his ten-year-old daughter off at her mother's house on 6 January 2011.

Sussex Police began a murder inquiry after his blood was found at Kops Cars garage in Brighton where he worked.

The force said the 66-year-old woman was arrested in Brighton on Thursday.

Mr Hampson's body has never been found.

Officers have searched several locations in Sussex and Surrey including a stretch of the River Adur between Henfield and Cowfold, and a number of ponds.

Daniel Alexander, 61, of no fixed address, is charged with his murder.

He is also charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, along with Roy Bartup, 57, of Natal Road, Brighton. Both are in custody awaiting trial.

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