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British man quizzed over murder of mum and her one-year-old daughter in Canada says he was with his new girlfriend when they vanished

By Connor Boyd For Mailonline

Published: 10:22 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 10:22 BST, 3 May 2019

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One-year-old Aaliyah Sanderson and her mother vanished last month without a trace

One-year-old Aaliyah Sanderson and her mother vanished last month without a trace

A British man suspected of murdering a mother and her one-year-old child in Canada claims he can't be the killer because he was on a date when they disappeared.

Robert Leeming, 34, was named as the prime suspect over the deaths of his lover and tenant Jasmine Lovett, 25, and her 22-month-old daughter Aliyah Sanderson.

The pair were last seen by witnesses on April 16 at Leeming's home in Calgary, Canada, and were reported missing a week later when they did not show up for a family dinner. Their bodies have not yet been found.

Leeming, who was born on a British Army base in Germany and later lived in Wiltshire, told police he went for a picnic with the pair on April 17.

Ms Lovett's bank card was used for an online purchase the following day. 

HGV mechanic Leeming said he last saw the parent and child on the evening of April 18 before going out on his date with his new woman.  

At his home in Cranston, Calgary, yesterday he told The Mirror: 'When I last saw Jasmine she was fine. They were both sitting down here.

'I went somewhere else and they weren't here when I came back. I left to go and see another girl. I've not been seeing her that long.

'That's not what she [Ms Lovett] has told her family so obviously that makes it very difficult. Jasmine told her family we were

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