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Lauren Patterson 'Murder': Arrests In Qatar
Police have made a number of arrests over the suspected murder of a British primary school teacher last seen outside a five-star hotel in Qatar.
Lauren Patterson, 24, vanished in the early hours on Saturday in the Gulf state's capital Doha. Her body was found in the desert, according to The Times newspaper.
The cause of her death and the location where the body was found have not been confirmed by authorities.
The Qatar Interior Ministry said in a statement: "The police have arrested the suspects. The case has been referred to public prosecution."
Her mother Allison Patterson has flown to Doha and vowed to "fight for justice".
The 48-year-old told the Daily Mail it had been "extremely stressful" waiting for forensic results to confirm the body was her daughter's.
She said: "Lauren was a wonderful young woman who was having the time of her life in Doha. She had made so many friends.
"It wasn't until I came out here I realised just how many people loved her. She loved travel and loved teaching, so this was the perfect job for her."
Miss Patterson, originally from Chislehurst, south-east London, was about to start her third year as a teacher at Newton British School in Doha.
She was last seen leaving a club in the La Cigale hotel with a female friend.
Her family and boyfriend James Grima, from Malta, launched a Facebook campaign to find her.
The appeal went viral on the internet, but later Mr Grima posted a message saying the search had been called off, and the case was now a murder investigation.
He wrote: "I can't believe that it had to end this way Lauren, really I don't.
"I was so happy that I had finally found someone that could my change my life so much, and in such a positive way too - Rest In Peace babe, I will always look up at the sky cause (sic) you always were the brightest star and always will be."