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Police confirm body found in lake is missing mother-of-four

A body found in a lake in Dorset had been formally identified as missing mother-of-four Samantha Henderson, police have confirmed.

The body was discovered in the lake at Ham Common in Poole on Friday.

Samantha Henderson Credit: Dorset Police

The last confirmed reported sighting of the 25-year-old - who has children aged six, four, two and one - was at around 3pm outside Corfe Castle Primary School more than a week ago.

A post mortem carried out on the body revealed she had suffered a violent assault, with injuries around her head and neck.

Her boyfriend Dominic Isom, 27, also of Corfe Castle, has been charged with her murder. He appeared in court on Friday and was remanded in custody until July 13, when he will appear at Winchester Crown Court.

Police are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.


Police find body in lake at Dorset nature reserve

Ham Common, near Poole, is marked top right, above where Henderson was last seen in Corfe Castle Credit: Google Maps

Police have found what they believe to be the body of Samantha Henderson, 25, in a lake in Ham Common.

The local nature reserve, which has been cordoned off, is approximately 12 miles (20km) by road from her home in Corfe Castle, Dorset.

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Body 'thought to be Samantha Henderson'

Police, searching for the body of Samantha Henderson, discovered a body in the lake at Ham Common.

The body is thought to be that of mother-of-four Samantha. Her next of kin have been informed.

The scene remains cordoned off while forensic investigators carry out their examinations. The search, off the A351 near Corfe Castle, is still ongoing.

Body found in search for Dorset mother-of-four

Police searching for missing mother-of-four Samantha Henderson, 25, have found a body in a lake, Dorset Police said.

A police statement said the body has not been formally identified, but is thought to be that of Miss Henderson. Her next of kin have been informed.

Miss Henderson, of Halves Cottages, was reported missing on the morning of 22nd January 2015.


Victim: Charles Napier abused friendship and trust

One of Charles Napier's victims, has said he believed he was the only one at his school being abused by the former teacher and that he is horrified by the scale of abuse.

Speaking exclusively to ITV News, he said Napier functioned in a "toy land" where he had access to "120 innocent boys kept away from their parents and in his care".

Watson: Napier should 'spill the beans' on former friends

MP Tom Watson has called for Charles Napier to "spill the beans" on his former contacts at the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) - a shady group that campaigned to abolish the age of consent in the 1970s.

Watson, who has been instrumental in launching Operation Fairbank, said in a statement today:

Charles Napier is a lifelong predatory paedophile who ruined the lives of the children he abused ... As part of Napier’s mitigation the trial judge was told that he now accepted that what he did as a young man was wrong.

I doubt he really does have remorse for his crimes but if he does, he can start to put matters right by spilling the beans on his former friends in PIE.

Did he have contact with any of the powerful child abusers in politics, the intelligence service, the police or the church?

– tom watson mp

Victim describes Charles Napier's grooming methods

One former pupil at the school where Charles Napier taught has described the ex-teacher's methods to ITV News.

Francis Wheen, now a successful journalist, said Napier used to give beer and cigarettes to a select group of pupils after sessions in the gym.

On one occasion, Mr Wheen said Napier touched him inappropriately, prompting him to move away and cut off his dealings with the teacher.

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