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Dorset police 'confident' body is Samantha Henderson

Samantha Henderson was reported missing on Thursday 22nd January

A post mortem examination has been carried out on a body found in a lake in Dorset by police investigating the disappearance of mother-of-four, Samantha Henderson, from her home in Corfe Castle last week.

“This afternoon a post mortem was carried out on the body recovered in Hamworthy. It confirmed that the victim had suffered a violent assault that appears to have been focused on her head and neck.

“Detectives are confident the body is that of Samantha Henderson, the 25-year-old mother-of-four from Corfe Castle missing since last week. The Coroner is aware of the death and formal identification by her next of kin is expected to take place this weekend.

“Although we have recovered a body and a man is charged with murder, it is still vital that people come forward with any information that could help us build a picture of exactly what happened.”

– Senior investigating officer Neil Devoto, Dorset Police

Police are keen to find anyone who may have seen Samantha Henderson's blue Peugeot 307 estate car with the licence plate registration HV04 ZFM being driven in the areas around Ham Common or Corfe Castle between 3pm on Wednesday 21 January 2015 and 5pm on Friday 23 January 2015.

Police anxious to trace the movements of Samantha Henderson's car Credit: Dorset Police


TRAVEL - TRAINS: Landslip causes delays - Banbury

There is disruption for rail passengers after a landslip between Leamington Spa and Banbury. A limited bus service is running between the stations. Buses are also running between Banbury and oxford.

Chiltern Railways and Crosscountry passengers can use both services during the disruption.

The National Rail Enquiries Service is advising that passengers can follow the incident by using the hashtag #BanburyTrains on social media.


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British army sets up brigade to fight social media war

The British army is setting set up a specialist brigade that will be expert in the use of social media in the digital age, according to reports.

The new brigade, which will be made up of reservists and regular troops and based in Hermitage in Berkshire, is expected to be officially operational in April following a recruitment drive in the Spring.

The new 77th Brigade will be equipped to fight wars in the digital age. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/PA

An Army spokesman said the unit would "play a key part in enabling the UK to fight in the information age" and that it "consists of more than just traditional capabilities".

He added: "77 Brigade is being created to draw together a host of existing and developing capabilities essential to meet the challenges of modern conflict and warfare.

The new brigade is being named the 77th in tribute to the Chindits,a British guerrilla force led by Major General Orde Wingate against the Japanese in Burma during WWII, which used unorthodox tactics.

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