Sarah Wellgreen case: Police make murder arrest

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Kent Police

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Sarah Wellgreen was final seen on the night of 9 October

Police investigating the disappearance of a mom of 5 have arrested a person on suspicion of homicide.

Sarah Wellgreen, 47, was final seen close to her residence in New Ash Inexperienced, Kent, on 9 October. She was reported lacking two days later.

Police stated the suspect, aged in his 30s, was first detained on 16 October and had now been “re-arrested”.

Officers are looking out a property, believed to be Ms Wellgreen’s residence, after receiving recent data.

It’s understood to be the third time the property has been searched since 11 October.

Police stated her disappearance was “now being handled as a homicide investigation”.

The beautician’s household celebrated her birthday in her absence on 14 December.

Son Lewis Burdett has stated the household was dwelling a “unending nightmare”.

Detectives stated her disappearance was “completely out of character” and was being handled “as a possible homicide”.

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An estimated 200 individuals joined police to look close by woodland

The one merchandise lacking from Ms Wellgreen’s residence was her black iPhone four, and there have been no new transactions on her credit score or debit playing cards. Her automobile was additionally left at her residence.

About 2,000 hours of footage has been obtained by police, whereas greater than 1,300 volunteers have joined searches of the encircling space.

Officers have searched woodland close to Bluewater buying centre in Dartford and areas in Greenhithe close to the River Thames.

Divers have additionally searched the River Darent in Dartford city centre, whereas the fireplace service has offered a drone.

A person in his 30s was arrested on 16 October and launched on bail till 16 November. His bail was prolonged till 16 January 2019.

Police had beforehand refused to reveal what he was arrested on suspicion of.

Kent Police stated: “Detectives investigating the disappearance of Sarah Wellgreen have re-arrested a person on suspicion of homicide.

“Following data obtained by the investigation workforce, an additional search of a property in New Ash Inexperienced is being carried [out].”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/information/uk-england-kent-46633593

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