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Bournemouth Avon Close murder: Car found in London

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Image caption The body of the woman was found in a flat in Avon Close on Wednesday afternoon

A car described as being of "significant interest" to a murder investigation has been recovered about 100 miles from the scene.

The body of a woman in her 40s was found in Avon Close, Bournemouth, on Wednesday afternoon after she failed to arrive at work.

Police released a photo of a Peugeot 308 dark grey estate, which has since been found in London.

A 52-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of murder.

Police said he was known to the victim.

Officers renewed their appeal to anyone who saw the car, which has damage to the rear driver's side wheel arch, in Dorset or Hampshire on Tuesday or Wednesday.

A cordon remains in place in Avon Close while crime scene investigators carry out an examination.

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Image caption Police released a picture of a Peugeot 308 estate hire car, since recovered in London
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Image caption Officers renewed an appeal for sightings of the vehicle, which has a damaged wheel arch at the rear

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