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Man arrested in connection with fatal stabbing

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following reports of a disturbance in a flat in Sutherland Avenue, Bexhill earlier today.

Emergency services were called at 1.35pm after receiving a report of a stabbing.

A 20-year-old woman died at the scene.

Police carried out a search of the area for the suspect, who is known to the victim, and arrested a 21-year-old Bexhill man on suspicion of murder.

He is currently in custody.

"We are in the early stages of the investigation and are appealing to anyone who heard any disturbance or saw anything suspicious around this time in Sutherland Avenue to contact police."

– Detective Chief Inspector Mike Ashcroft, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team

Man in court over student's murder

Janet Muller's body was found in a burnt out car in Ifield in March Credit: ITV Meridian

A man accused of murdering a Sussex student is due in court later.

Janet Muller's body was found in a burnt out car in Ifield in March.

Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, who's 26 and from London, is charged with her murder.

He's yet to enter a plea.


Remembering Samantha - balloon release to remember mother of four

It's been a day to remember a much-loved daughter and mother who was taken too soon.

The family and friends of Samantha Henderson who was murdered by her fiancee - gathered in the town where she lived in Dorset to share their memories.

They released balloons into the sky - to celebrate what would have been the mother-of-four's 26th birthday this coming week.

Juliette Fletcher sends this report.

Balloon release in memory of murdered mum of 4

Samantha Henderson's body was found in a lake in Hamworthy Credit: Dorset Police

Family and friends of murder victim Samantha Henderson will gather today to release balloons in her memory.

The body of the 25-year-old mother of four was found at Ham Common in Hamworthy on January the 30th - nine days after she went missing from her home in Corfe Castle.

Her former boyfriend, 28-year-old Dominic Isom was jailed for life for her murder.

Today Samantha's family and friends are gathering where she lived in Corfe Hill to release balloons as a special memorial.


Victim named in Farnham murder case

The body of a man found in a property in Farnham on Sunday, has been formally identified as that of 41-year-old Glenn Hack. A post mortem examination has now been carried out which has given the cause of death as multiple injuries.

A murder investigation was launched following the discovery of Mr Hack's body at his home address in Victoria Road at 7.22pm.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of murder. A 46-year-old man from Farnham has been released on bail. A 47-year-old man of no fixed abode remains in custody.

"Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Mr Hack's family at this difficult time and we are continuing to support the family and provide them with regular updates while our investigation continues. We believe this to be an isolated incident and officers are carrying out a number of enquiries to establish the full circumstances of what happened. We would particularly like to speak to anyone who was in Victoria Road area between midday and 11pm on Saturday to come forward with any information which might help the enquiry. Any detail, no matter how small, could be vital. If you wish to do so you can report any details you may have to the independent charity Crimestoppers in complete anonymity by calling 0800 555 111. Anyone with any information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101"

– Detective Chief Inspector Mark Preston
Property where the body was discovered Credit: ITV Meridian

Jury in Sam Henderson trial shown pictures of bundle containing body

Samantha Henderson's body was dumped in a lake in Hamworthy Credit: ITV Meridian

The jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering his partner has been shown pictures of the bundle containing her body.

Samantha Henderson was wrapped in a child's pink duvet and dumped in a lake in Hamworthy.

The bundle contained clothes, a phone, a broom and part of a car engine. The court's also heard how heavy bloodstains matching Samantha Henderson's DNA were found in her garden shed.

Dominic Isom denies murder.

Grandmother's killers have their sentences cut on appeal

Harjit Chaggar was found dead in the basement of a shop in Chatham in 2013 Credit: ITV Meridian

Two men jailed for murdering a grandmother in Chatham have had their sentences cut.

The body of Harjit Chaggar, who was sixty nine, was found in the basement of a shop twelve days after she went missing in 2013.

Murshed Miah and Mohammed Islam were sentenced to at least twenty five years each.

But a court of appeal has said the terms were "excessive" and reduced the sentences.

Family pay tribute to Bournemouth murder victim

22-year-old Phillip Nicholson was found dead on Tuesday

The family of a man found dead in a flat in Bournemouth have described him as 'a kind and caring son who thought the best of everyone.' Phillip Nicholson who was 22 was found at a flat in Mallard Grange on Sea Road in Boscombe on Tuesday. Police were given more time to question a twenty year old woman and a twenty five year old man from Bournemouth on suspicion of murder.

"Phillip was our kind and caring son who thought the best of everyone. His wicked sense of humour brought a smile to many faces and his caring for other people showed no boundaries. Phillip will be dearly missed by family and friends. We respectfully request at this time that we are left alone to grieve.”

– Phillip Nicholson's family
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