Man arrested on suspicion of murdering teenager Louise Smith

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 16-year-old Louise Smith, who disappeared on VE Day.

The teenager was last seen alive in Somborne Drive in the Leigh Park area of Havant, Hampshire, on 8 May and her body was found in nearby woodland at Havant Thicket last Thursday.

A cause of death has not been released but police are continuing searches of the area where she was found.

A man and a woman, both aged 29, were previously arrested on suspicion of kidnap on 14 May and released on bail.

The man has been rearrested on suspicion of murder and the woman has been detained on suspicion of assisting an offender.


Hampshire Police said the pair are both in custody.

Image: CCTV image of Louise Smith entering a Tesco Metro

The force had previously released a CCTV image in an appeal for the public's help to piece together the teenager's final movements.

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