United Kingdom LOUISE SMITH: Missing from Havant, Hampshire, England - 8 May 2020 - Age 16 *Found Deceased - Shane Mays GUILTY*

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Louise Smith: Man and woman arrested for alleged kidnap of missing teenager

A man and a woman have been arrested for the alleged kidnap of a teenage girl who went missing a week ago, police have said.

Louise Smith, 16, was last seen at around midday on 8 May in Somborne Drive, Havant, in Hampshire and has not been in contact with family or friends since, Hampshire Constabulary said.

Earlier, her family and detectives said they were "increasingly concerned" about her.

The man and woman, both 29, have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap and remain in custody, the force added.

Chief Inspector Alex Reading appealed to the public for help and said it was "still very much a missing person investigation".

He added: "I know the public would expect us to explore all lines of enquiries in order to find Louise and as such we must move forward with an open mind as to where she might be."

Police have been going door-to-door, conducting searches and scanning CCTV in their efforts to locate her and further searches will be carried out in the Leigh Park area over the weekend, Mr Reading said.





Police launch desperate hunt for missing girl, 16, who vanished four days ago after her phone went dead following trip to skate park near her Hampshire home

Police have launched a hunt for a missing 16-year-old girl after her phone signal was traced to a skate park near her home.

Detectives traced the signal from Louise Smith's phone to a skate park in Havant, Hampshire.

Since detectives traced the signal, the phone has been turned off and there have been no sightings of the teenager.

Her family confirmed the detail about her mobile phone signal which was tracked by police at the skate park near her home in Havant, Hampshire.


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Details emerged at Winchester Crown Court where Mays, 30, is on trial for a third week denying murdering the Leigh Park teenager.

Mays has admitted manslaughter by punching her to death on May 8 in Havant Thicket. Her body was found on May 21.

Prosecutor James Newton-Price QC told jurors a psychologist assessed Mays and found he had an IQ of 63.

‘This means that 99 per cent of people his age are functioning higher than he is,’ Mr Newton-Price said.


A man accused of brutally murdering a 16-year-old girl has told a court that he punched her repeatedly in the face but had not intended to kill her.

Shane Mays claimed he had struck Louise Smith after she hit him with a stick but told a jury he had not sexually assaulted her and had not defiled or tried to burn her body.

Mays, 30, of Havant, Hampshire, has admitted manslaughter but denies murdering Louise, whose body was found in woodland 13 days after vanishing on 8 May this year. The jury at Winchester crown court heard that Louise, who wanted to be a veterinary nurse, had suffered multiple blows to her head, causing her facial bone structure to collapse.

Mays told the court that Louise had started living with him and his wife, Chazlynn Jayne Mays – the girl’s aunt – at the end of April. He said she had been happy at first, but arguments started between them over chores at the flat and about her smoking cannabis.

The defendant said that on 8 May Louise asked him to walk with her to pick up some clothes from a friend. He said she had led him to woodland at Havant Thicket, where she had attacked him with a stick after she had talked about smoking cannabis.

Mays said: “She was getting all aggressive about it and started shouting, raising her voice. She picked up this big stick and started hitting me on the side with it.

“I grabbed the branch off her, threw it on the floor, then I punched her. The first punch she was standing, the second punch she went down.” When asked if there had been blood on her face, he replied: “I heard cracks, but I am not sure.”

He said he continued punching her on the ground and added: “I was angry and I lost control of myself.”
 

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Details emerged at Winchester Crown Court where Mays, 30, is on trial for a third week denying murdering the Leigh Park teenager.

Mays has admitted manslaughter by punching her to death on May 8 in Havant Thicket. Her body was found on May 21.

Prosecutor James Newton-Price QC told jurors a psychologist assessed Mays and found he had an IQ of 63.

‘This means that 99 per cent of people his age are functioning higher than he is,’ Mr Newton-Price said.


A man accused of brutally murdering a 16-year-old girl has told a court that he punched her repeatedly in the face but had not intended to kill her.

Shane Mays claimed he had struck Louise Smith after she hit him with a stick but told a jury he had not sexually assaulted her and had not defiled or tried to burn her body.

Mays, 30, of Havant, Hampshire, has admitted manslaughter but denies murdering Louise, whose body was found in woodland 13 days after vanishing on 8 May this year. The jury at Winchester crown court heard that Louise, who wanted to be a veterinary nurse, had suffered multiple blows to her head, causing her facial bone structure to collapse.

Mays told the court that Louise had started living with him and his wife, Chazlynn Jayne Mays – the girl’s aunt – at the end of April. He said she had been happy at first, but arguments started between them over chores at the flat and about her smoking cannabis.

The defendant said that on 8 May Louise asked him to walk with her to pick up some clothes from a friend. He said she had led him to woodland at Havant Thicket, where she had attacked him with a stick after she had talked about smoking cannabis.

Mays said: “She was getting all aggressive about it and started shouting, raising her voice. She picked up this big stick and started hitting me on the side with it.

“I grabbed the branch off her, threw it on the floor, then I punched her. The first punch she was standing, the second punch she went down.” When asked if there had been blood on her face, he replied: “I heard cracks, but I am not sure.”

He said he continued punching her on the ground and added: “I was angry and I lost control of myself.”
This sounds like a case of manslaughter, if it were being tried in the States.
 

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Louise Smith death: Shane Mays guilty of murdering teenager in woods​

A man has been found guilty of the "sexually-motivated" murder of a teenager whose body he set on fire.

Mays, who admitted manslaughter, was convicted of murder by a jury at Winchester Crown Court.

He showed no emotion as the verdict was read out, while cries of "yes" could be heard from the public gallery.

Mays will be sentenced on Wednesday morning.
 

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Louise Smith death: Shane Mays guilty of murdering teenager in woods​

A man has been found guilty of the "sexually-motivated" murder of a teenager whose body he set on fire.

Mays, who admitted manslaughter, was convicted of murder by a jury at Winchester Crown Court.

He showed no emotion as the verdict was read out, while cries of "yes" could be heard from the public gallery.

Mays will be sentenced on Wednesday morning.
Great news. This was murder imo.
 

Kimster

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Louise Smith death: Shane Mays guilty of murdering teenager in woods​

A man has been found guilty of the "sexually-motivated" murder of a teenager whose body he set on fire.

Mays, who admitted manslaughter, was convicted of murder by a jury at Winchester Crown Court.

He showed no emotion as the verdict was read out, while cries of "yes" could be heard from the public gallery.

Mays will be sentenced on Wednesday morning.
Oh wow! This was more nefarious than I thought when I read earlier reports. :eek:
 

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