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Joy Morgan: Man rearrested in missing student hunt

Joy Morgan Image copyright Hertfordshire Police
Image caption Joy Morgan has been missing for more than two months

A man is being questioned for a second time on suspicion of murdering missing student Joy Morgan.

The 40-year-old from London was rearrested over the disappearance of the midwifery student. He was previously held and released earlier this month.

Ms Morgan, of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, was last seen at a church celebration in Ilford, London, on 26 December.

She failed to return to Hertfordshire University in the new year.

Ms Morgan, 21, was reported missing on 7 February. She has not used bank cards, withdrawn money from her account, made any mobile phone calls or used social media since she disappeared, police said.

Her disappearance is so out of character they now have very real concerns for her, a spokesman added.

In a video released last week, her mother Carol Morgan told how the family had been left "broken" by her disappearance.

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Image caption Ms Morgan was last seen dancing at a church celebration in Ilford, London, on 26 December
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Image caption Police have released an image of a "highly distinctive" red Honda that Joy often travelled in

Ms Morgan was last in contact with fellow students via WhatsApp on 27 December.

Det Ch Sup Karena said: "We need to consider the context in which Joy has gone missing, and given the sudden nature of her disappearance, and the non-contact with her friends, family or fellow worshippers at her church, at this stage we have to consider that she may have come to harm."

Joy is described as black, of slim build, around 5ft 5in tall, with black afro-style hair which she often covers with a scarf. She also wears glasses.

She has links to Ilford, Battersea, Cricklewood, Stevenage and Luton.

Police are keen to trace information around a highly distinctive Honda that Joy regularly travels in.

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