Second man arrrested on suspicion of murder as police hunt for missing Sissinghurst mother

Alexandra Morgan's disappearance is now being treated as suspicious and a potential murder. Credit: Kent Police

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate investigating the disappearance of a woman from Sissinghurst have arrested a second man.

A 53-year-old man from Hastings was taken into custody on Friday (26 November), where he remains as enquiries continue.

Mother of two, Alexandra Morgan, was last seen at a petrol station near Cranbrook at 7.20am on Sunday 14 November 2021, and has not been in contact with her family since.

Her disappearance is now being treated as suspicious and a potential murder.

Alexandra Morgan was last seen at a petrol station near Cranbrook. Credit: Kent Police

A photo of the car with the registration number MF55 YHM has also been issued by police as part of their enquiries.

Investigators have established that, on Sunday 14 and Monday 15 November, the vehicle made journeys between her home and towards the Hastings area.

On Thursday (25 November), a 40-year-old man from St Leonards-on-Sea was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.

Alexandra Morgan's white Mini. Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police officers, with support from Sussex Police are carrying out searches in three locations in the Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea area, as part of their work to locate Alexandra.

They are also searching a fourth site in Sevenoaks Weald.

Residents can expect to see a heightened police presence in the area as enquiries continue.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Kimber, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: "It is completely out of character for Alexandra not to contact her family and we are now treating this case as a potential murder."

He added: "If you think you may have seen Alexandra or something suspicious but are not sure, please do not hesitate to call and let us know."

Anyone who has seen Alexandra or her car is urged to contact Kent Police on 101 quoting reference number 18-0280.