THE partner of Samantha Henderson has denied killing her.

Appearing at Winchester Crown Court this morning, Dominic Isom, of Halves Cottages, Corfe Castle, entered a not guilty plea to one count of murder.

He is accused of killing 25-year-old Miss Henderson on January 21, and was charged with the crime on Wednesday this week.

Isom, 27, was remanded in custody to be returned to court for trial on July 13.

Samantha Henderson 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.