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Police searching for missing Milton Keynes woman arrest man on suspicion of murder

Natalie Hemming's disappearance is considered out of character. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police searching for a missing woman from Milton Keynes have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

Natalie Hemming, who's 31, was last seen in Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire on Sunday. Detectives say her disappearance is out of character.

Natalie is white, around 5ft 3ins, of slim build, with shoulder length brown hair and blue eyes.

She was last seen wearing a blue top, blue jeans and a short black jacket.

A 42-year-old man, also from Milton Keynes, has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the investigation. He's currently being held in custody.

"Our priority is to find Natalie and return her to her family as soon as possible.

We would like to speak to anyone who has any information about where Natalie may be or anyone who has seen her since 3pm on Sunday."

– Det Ch Insp Simon Steel, from Thames Valley Police

Hertfordshire man wanted for breaching licence after leaving prison

John Wickens is wanted on recall to prison for breaching his licence conditions Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police are appealing for information to find a man from Hemel Hempstead who is wanted on recall to prison for breaching his licence conditions.

Officers want to speak to John Wickens, 26, from Pelham Court.

He is believed to be in Hemel, Markyate or Dunstable.


Re-appeal to find missing Hemel Hempstead man 15 years later

Andrew Bateman missing since 1999. Credit: Hertfordshire Police

The family of a man who went missing from Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire 15 years ago, are re-appealing for information on his whereabouts.

Andrew Bateman was last seen at 7.45am on April 12 1999, at the home he shared with parents in Lawn Lane.

Andrew, who was 27 at the time and would be 42 now, has not been heard from or seen since. Any with any information is asked to contact the police on 101.


Amazon to hire Christmas staff in the East

Amazon UK are recruiting Christmas staff in the East of England Credit: ITV News Anglia

Online retailer Amazon which has distribution centres in Milton Keynes, Peterborough and Hemel Hempstead has announced it is hiring more than 15,000 seasonal staff across the UK, to meet customer demand in the run-up to Christmas.

The US internet giant, which is expanding operations in this country, said it expected hundreds of the temporary staff would later be able to take up permanent jobs.

Catherine McDermott, director of operations at said: "On our busiest shopping day last Christmas, customers ordered a total of 3.5 million items during one 24-hour period at a rate of 44 items a second.

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