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Body of woman found in Greenwich as man arrested on suspicion of murder

The Met Police say a man is in custody after a woman’s body was found at a community centre in Cator Park in Greenwich, south-east London, on Saturday

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a woman, in her 20s, was found dead near a community centre in Greenwich

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman’s body was found in Greenwich.

The horrific discovery was made after 5.30pm on Saturday when cops were called to a community centre in Cator Park in Greenwich, south east London.

Police think they know the identity of the woman, who they say was in her 20s.

They have also informed her family of the death.

Cops arrested a male suspect on suspicion of murder in Lewisham just hours after the discovery.



A man was arrested in Lewisham hours after the grim discovery in Greenwich
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He remains in custody for questioning as police launch an urgent appeal for further information.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Shirley of the Met Police said: “The victim was found near the OneSpace community centre in Kidbrooke Park, which is a facility used by lots of people.

“The park itself is well known for dog walkers and joggers at all hours. Users of the park may have vital information that could help us.

“Were you in or around the park area at around 20:30hrs on Friday, 17 September? Did you see someone loitering or acting suspiciously?

“Or, did you see someone leaving the area in a hurry, perhaps running away? If you have any information, it is vital you tell us.

“We are working around the clock to deliver justice for the family of this young woman, and we need your help to do it.

“Please contact 0208 721 4266, or 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers.”



Several crime scenes remain in place as cops continue their investigation
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Several crime scenes are currently cordoned off, and a post mortem is to take place.

Chief Superintendent Trevor Lawry, South East BCU Commander added: “We are doing all we can to support our colleagues in Specialist Crime with their investigation.

“Local people can expect to see an increased police presence and high visibility patrols following this shocking incident.

“If you have information that you think could help, please approach those officers on duty and share what you know. Communities and police must work together to tackle violent crime.”



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