THE PARTNER of Samantha Henderson has today appeared in court charged with her murder.

Dominic Isom, of Halves Cottages, Corfe Castle, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address during the brief hearing at Bournemouth Magistrates Court this morning.

He is alleged to have murdered Ms Henderson on Wednesday, January 21. The 27-year-old, who was brought up from the cells wearing a red t-shirt and grey jogging bottoms, was not asked to enter a plea.

The case was sent to Winchester Crown Court where Isom is next due to appear on Friday.

Isom will remain in custody until then.

Samantha Henderson, 25, was last seen collecting her children from Corfe Castle Primary School at around 3pm on Wednesday, January 21.

Police say her whereabouts are still unknown.