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  • 12 November 2012, 23:39

Amelia Arnold Search: Police Find A Body

Police looking for Amelia Arnold have found a body they believe to be that of the missing teenager.

The discovery comes after searches took place in a wooded area of Hatfield in Hertfordshire.

Formal identification and post-mortem tests are yet to be carried out, a police spokeswoman said.

Ms Arnold, 19, went missing from her home in Hadrian's Walk, Stevenage, on Wednesday.

Detective Chief Inspector Tim Redfearn, who is leading the investigation, said: "Amelia's family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time.

"They have requested that their privacy be respected whilst they come to terms with what's happened over the past few days."

Ms Arnold's boyfriend Jack Wall, 22, with whom she lived, was arrested on suspicion of murder after he handed himself into police on Sunday.

He remains in custody, police said.

Meanwhile, another man, Joseph Potter, 41, has been charged in connection with Ms Arnold's disappearance.

Potter, from Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, is accused of perverting the court of justice and is due to appear in court.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.