THE partner of Samantha Henderson will face trial this summer after pleading not guilty to her alleged murder.

Dominic Isom, of Halves Cottages in Corfe Castle, appeared before a judge at Winchester Crown Court on Friday afternoon.

He had already denied killing the 25-year-old during an earlier hearing at the same court and it was confirmed that a trial is due to begin on July 13.

The 27-year-old was remanded in custody, to be returned to court for the trial.

Ms Henderson was last seen collecting her children from Corfe Castle Primary School in East Street at around 3pm on Wednesday, January 21.

She was reported missing the following morning and a search was soon launched.

Her body was found on Friday, January 30, in the lake near Ham Common in Hamworthy.