British police arrest suspect in murder of teacher

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Sep 24, 2021, 01:19 PM(IST)

Sabina Nessa Photograph:( AFP )

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Sabina Nessa left her home in south London just before 8:30 pm on September 17, as she went towards The Depot Bar on Pegler Square in Kidbrooke Village

The British police had said that they had arrested a suspect in the hunt for the murderer of a teacher who was killed in a London park. The teacher was making a five-minute walk from her home to meet a friend at a pub.

Sabina Nessa left her home in south London just before 8:30 pm on September 17, as she went towards The Depot Bar on Pegler Square in Kidbrooke Village.

However, she never arrived and her body was found in the park the next afternoon.

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"Sabina's journey should have taken just over five minutes but she never made it to her destination," said Detective Inspector Joe Garrity.

Later, the police said that they had arrested a 38-year-old man in Lewisham, south London, on suspicion of murder. They also released pictures taken from security TV footage of a man and a vehicle.

"Any information as to his identity or whereabouts could be vital for our investigation," said Detective Chief Inspector Neil John.

A postmortem was also carried out on Monday. However, the police said that it was inconclusive.

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