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Arrests over murder of Kent teacher Lauren Patterson found dead in Doha in Qatar

Several suspects have been arrested by police in Qatar in connection with the murder of a Kent primary school teacher.

Lauren Patterson, 24, was reportedly last seen leaving a five-star hotel with a group of men in the early hours of Saturday.

Her mother Alison Patterson, who lives in West Malling, has travelled to the country and thanked people on Facebook for their support.

Tragic Lauren Patterson with her late grandmother
Tragic Lauren Patterson with her late grandmother

Miss Patterson had been working in the Middle East as a primary school teacher.

She had returned to Doha from the UK, where she attended her grandmother's funeral.

Miss Patterson was last seen leaving a nightclub at the five-star La Cigale Hotel on Saturday. Her body is believed to have been found among bins later that day.

It is believed she was with some men, including an ex-boyfriend who lives in Qatar.

She was reported missing on Sunday when boyfriend James Grima launched a major appeal to find her via social media.

"She was a truly remarkable girl - my rock - always there for everyone" - Lauren's mother, Alison Patterson

Hours later he updated the message with the news that Lauren was dead.

Her mother, Alison Patterson, jetted out to Qatar earlier this week.

She posted a message on Facebook before she left, saying: "Thank you so much to everyone for all their wonderful words about Lauren.

"She was a truly remarkable girl - my rock - always there for everyone. I know she's in heaven now in her Daddy's arms."

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