Man arrested on suspicion of murder

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

Natalie Hemming, 31, was last seen on Sunday (May 1) at around 3pm in Hemel Hempstead, and was wearing a blue top, blue jeans and a short black jacket.

The 31-year-old from Alderney Avenue, Newton Leys, was reported missing to police shortly after 4pm yesterday by a relative.

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

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Simon Steel 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.

“If you recognise someone fitting Natalie’s description or have any details which could assist with the investigation, no matter how insignificant you feel they may be, please contact police. Officers are keeping her relatives updated at this time.

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“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 is described as white, approximately 5ft 3ins, of slim build, has shoulder length brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with any information which could assist the investigation should contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111