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  • 28 May 2014, 22:10

Murder Arrest After Dorset Nurse Vanishes

A 60-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a nurse went missing from the hospital where she works.

Rui Li, 44, was last seen leaving Poole Hospital at around 6pm on May 23. 

Officers are now holding the 60-year-old man from Bournemouth, who is known to Ms Li.

Forensic experts are investigating three addresses in the Boscombe area and police have appealed for the public's help in working out Ms Li's last movements.

Detective Inspector Marcus Hester said: "We sadly have reason to believe Ms Li may have come to harm and have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

"However, at this time we do not know her whereabouts.

"Our investigations are focused on establishing exactly what happened between Friday evening and the time Ms Li was reported missing to us on Tuesday morning.

"I would ask anyone who has seen or heard from her since she left work at Poole Hospital to contact us.

"We are building up a picture of her life, so I would also ask anyone who we haven't spoken to already, who knew her well and may have information that could assist us, to get in touch."

Ms Li is described as around 5ft 5in tall and slim.

She sometimes wears glasses and often wears her shoulder-length black hair in a ponytail.

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