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Missing mother's car seized in murder investigation

Detectives investigating the disappearance of a 25-year-old woman from Corfe Castle have seized her car, and are appealing to anyone who may have seen it in the days before she disappeared.

Police appeal for witnesses of car in days before disappearance Credit: Dorset Police

A man who knew the mother-of-four is still being questioned on suspicion of her murder.

Samantha Henderson was reported missing on Thursday 22 January 2015.

We have not found Samantha yet and are gravely concerned about her, fearing that she may have come to some harm. Our search for Samantha is continuing and we are desperate for any information about her whereabouts.

We have seized Samantha’s car from her home address but are very keen for any information about the movement of it between 3pm on Wednesday 21 January 2015 and 10.25am on Thursday 22 January 2015. It is a blue Peugeot 307 Estate with the registration HV04 ZFM.

Anyone who has seen this car during the week being driven or parked somewhere should contact Dorset Police. All calls will be treated in strictest confidence.

– Detective Inspector Mark Samuel

Police added that Samantha’s disappearance is completely out of character as she has never gone missing before leaving her four young children.

Dean of Rochester Cathedral resigns

The Very Reverend Dr Mark Beach has resigned voluntarily from his post as Dean of Rochester Cathedral.

He is taking on a new role outside ordained ministry, and has been appointed to the post of Director of the Blackfriars Settlement.

He will be leaving the Cathedral with immediate effect.

I am also able to announce today that the Reverend Canon Philip Hesketh has accepted my invitation to take on the role of Acting Dean, and I ask your prayers for him and for all who share with him in leadership at Rochester Cathedral.

– The Bishop of Rochester


Fire breaks out on cruise ship which sailed from Southampton

The fire, off the coast of Morocco, has been extinguished Credit: Fred Olsen cruises

A cruise ship which sailed from Southampton,carrying more than 1,000 people, was left without power off the coast of Morocco, after a fire in the engine room.

The ship listed for a short time but is now fully stable, and the fire has been put out.

Boudicca is carrying 784 guests and 356 crew on board and the firm said today it has kept everyone informed of the situation.

The ship is now on the move again near Casablanca, with three auxillary engines and two main engines running.

No one was injured in the incident.

The ship left Southampton on Tuesday and sailed from Cadiz in Spain, yesterday.

It is scheduled to arrive at Arrecife in Lanzarote, tomorrow.

The Boudicca is one of four cruise liners owned by the UK-based, Norwegian-owned company Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.

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