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Murder arrest over missing Dorset woman Samantha Henderson

Samantha Henderson from Corfe Castle Image copyright Dorset Police
Image caption Samantha Henderson was reported missing on Thursday

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a Dorset woman who has been reported missing.

Samantha Henderson, 25, from Corfe Castle was reported missing just before 08:45 GMT on Thursday morning.

A 27-year-old man from Corfe Castle, who is known to Ms Henderson, has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Det Insp Neil Devoto said police did not yet know of her whereabouts and officers were carrying out extensive enquiries in the area.

Police "strongly believe" that Samantha may have come to harm.

Det Insp Devoto said: "Sadly, our concerns for Samantha are so grave that we have today....arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of her murder.

"Our investigations are focused on establishing exactly what has happened to Samantha between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

"I would ask anyone who has seen or heard from Samantha since Wednesday afternoon to contact us."

Samantha is described as white, 1.60 metres (5ft 3 inches), of a very slim build and with blonde hair.

She was seen wearing a grey jumper, blue jeans and slippers.

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