Two held over miss­ing girl

Evening Express (City Final) - - Uk & Abroad -

DE­TEC­TIVES have ar­rested a man and woman on sus­pi­cion of mur­der­ing a teenager who has not been seen for nearly a week. Dorset Po­lice said a 19-year-old man and a 71-year-old woman were ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the dis­ap­pear­ance of Gaia Pope, 19, pic­tured.

The teenager, from Lang­ton Ma­travers, was stay­ing at an ad­dress in Swan­age when she dis­ap­peared on the af­ter­noon of November 7. Searches took place at two ad­dresses in Swan­age and the man and woman were ar­rested. Po­lice said they were both known to Gaia. De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Neil Devoto, who is lead­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, said: “It has been al­most a week since Gaia’s last con­firmed sight­ing and she has not been seen or heard from since. “Her dis­ap­pear­ance is com­pletely out of char­ac­ter and, fol­low­ing our ex­ten­sive in­quiries, we sadly now be­lieve that she may have come to harm.”

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