Samantha Henderson
25-year-old Samantha Henderson was reported missing on Thursday (22 January).Dorset Police

Police investigating the disappearance of Samantha Henderson have found a body in a lake.

The 25-year-old mother-of-four went missing over a week ago. She was last seen leaving CorfeCastle Primary School in Dorset on 21 January.

Dorset Police confirmed that a body, believed to be that of Ms Henderson, was discovered in a lake at Ham Common in Poole at around 1pm.

Detective Inspector Neil Devoto, who is leading the inquiry, said: "Family liaison officers have updated Samantha's family with today's development. Clearly, this is a very difficult time for the whole family and they have requested privacy. Her children are being cared for by relatives.

"I am still keen to hear from anyone who saw Samantha's blue Peugeot 307 estate car with the registration HV04 ZFM being driven in the Lake Pier and South Haven Close areas between 3pm on 21 January and 5pm on 23 January to contact me in confidence.

"I am urging anyone who saw anything suspicious in this area between the relevant times to get in touch," he added.

Following a major missing person inquiry Ms Henderson's boyfriend, Dominic Isom, was arrested and charged with her murder.

The 27-year-old suspect, who is from the village of Corfe Castle in Wareham Isom, appeared at Winchester Crown Court on Friday (30 January) . He denied Ms Henderson's murder. He will face trial later this year.

The Dorset coroner has also been informed of the discovery and formal identification is yet to take place.

Ms Henderson's children are aged six, four, two and one.