A day to remember a much-loved daughter and mother who was taken too soon.
Samantha Henderson's family and friends gathered in Corfe Hill 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 next week.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.”
The family of a man found dead in a flat in the Boscombe area of Bournemouth has today issued a tribute.
At around midday on Tuesday police were called to a flat in Mallard Grange on Sea Road and discovered the body of 22-year-old Phillip Nicholson.
The circumstances of his death were suspicious and a murder investigation, led by detectives from Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT), was launched.
On Thursday, detectives were granted more time to question a 20-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man both from Bournemouth who were arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain helping police with their enquiries.
Phillip’s family are being kept updated by specially-trained officers.
His family said: “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.”
Detectives are continuing their investigations into Phillip’s death.
“We are still building a picture of exactly what happened on Tuesday and continue to appeal for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the Sea Road area of Boscombe that morning to contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting Op Fraction. We’d also like to speak to anyone who had recent contact with Phillip Nicholson or who may have any information that may support the inquiry. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw Phillip leaving his home in the Parkstone area of Poole at around 9am on Tuesday morning to just after midday when his body was discovered in the flat in Sea Road. At this time Phillip was wearing a grey Family Guy T-shirt, a faded red jumper with a zip from the chest upwards, charcoal grey trousers and Crocs. He also wore a black bum bag around his waist. I would urge anyone with information to please come forward in confidence.”
A man who was found dead at The Compass garage in Dorchester has been formally identified as Elliot Handley. Three men were arrested on suspicion of murder when the body of the 46 year old from Eastleigh was found at The Grove on Tuesday. One man has been bailed to a secure hospital and two others have been bailed until June.
It's a case which has shocked the country. And tonight Police are still trying to find out why a man killed his mother, her partner and his young sister in Didcot in Oxfordshire.
Janet Jordon, her six year-old daughter Derin and her partner Philip Howard who was 44 were found in their home in Vicarage Road on Saturday night. They'd all been stabbed to death.
A major manhunt was launched for Janet's son - 21-year-old Jed Allen. His body was found in a wooded area at Marston Ferry Road in Oxford yesterday afternoon.
Meanwhile tribute continue to pour in for six year old Derin as Kate Bunkall reports.
And what of Jed Allen the tortured son and brother who murdered his family He's said to have phoned and texted friends before he died saying he'd 'done something bad.'
In widespread use of social media he profiled himself as a knife wielding fan of superheroes, a bodybuilder who brandished weapons who was gripped by uncontrollable rages. At the same time a man who deeply loved his mother.
Penny Silvester has this report.
Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a body at an address in the Boscombe area of Bournemouth with two people being arrested.
At around midday today, police discovered the body of a 22-year-old local man in a flat in Sea Road.
The circumstances of his death are suspicious and a murder investigation, led by detectives from Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, is underway.
The man’s next of kin have been informed and are being kept updated by specially-trained officers. The coroner has been notified.
“We are still building a picture of exactly what happened on Tuesday 26 May 2015. If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious in the Sea Road area of Boscombe or has any other information that could be useful, I would urge them to please get in touch.”