POLICE have confirmed that a man has been arrested and charged on suspicion of the murder of missing woman Patricia Henry.

The 46-year-old was last seen at her home address in Girvan in November 2017. 

Earlier this month police reiterated their belief that she has come to harm following a similar appeal last August.

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Officers have now confirmed a 69-year-old has been arrested and charged in connection with her disappearance. 

Previous appeals have been made by the Paisley woman's family for information regarding Patricia, who vanished almost two years ago. 

Detective Chief Inspector Suzanne Chow, of the Major Investigation Team, said: "Our thoughts remain with Patricia's family and although Police Scotland has carried out extensive enquiries we have yet to find her body.

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"Despite today's significant development I would continue to urge anyone who has any information which can help our investigation to get in touch via 101, quoting incident number 3401 of Wednesday 14 March 2018.

"Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously."

The man is due to appear at Ayr Sheriff Court tomorrow and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.