Man arrested on suspicion of murder following woman's disappearance

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder as part of a police investigation into a missing woman.

Thursday, 5th May 2016, 10:21 am
Updated Thursday, 5th May 2016, 11:27 am

Natalie Hemming, 31, from Alderney Avenue, Newton Leys, just north of Stoke Hammond, was reported missing to police shortly after 4pm on Tuesday.

Police have confirmed a 42-year-old man from Milton Keynes was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of murder in connection with the investigation. He is currently in custody.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Simon Steel, from TVP’s Major Crime unit, said: “Detectives are investigating Natalie’s disappearance which is out of character.

“We are keeping an open mind about the circumstances.

“Our priority is to find Natalie and return her to her family as soon as possible. We would like to speak to anyone who has any information about where Natalie may be or anyone who has seen her since 3pm on Sunday.

Mr Steel added: “A scene watch is currently in place in Newton Leys. The appeal should not cause concern within the community however officers will be present in the area and anyone who wishes to raise any issues should approach and speak to an officer.”

Natalie was last seen on Sunday at around 3pm in Hemel Hempstead and was wearing a blue top, blue jeans and a black jacket. She is white, 5ft 3ins tall, slim, and has shoulder length brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with any information which could assist the investigation should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers annonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not recorded and you will not go to court.