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Two arrested over missing Dorset teenager Gaia Pope

Gaia PopeImage copyright Family handout
Image caption Gaia Pope was last seen in Swanage on 7 November

A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a teenager who has not been seen for nearly a week.

Dorset Police said a 19-year-old man and a 71-year-old woman were arrested in connection with the disappearance of Gaia Pope, 19, who has severe epilepsy.

The teenager, from Langton Matravers, was staying in Swanage when she disappeared on 7 November.

Searches took place at two addresses in Swanage and the man and woman were arrested.

Police said they were both known to Gaia.

The last reported sighting of the teenager was at an address in Manor Gardens on Morrison Road on 7 November.

She was said to be wearing a red checked shirt with white buttons, grey and white woven leggings and white trainers and she went missing without her medication.

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