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24th Sep 2021

38-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Sabina Nessa

Kat O'Connor

“No mother or father should have to go through this”

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Sabina Nessa.

The primary school teacher’s body was discovered in Cator Park in Kidbrooke, Greenwich, London on September 18th.

Metropolitan Police confirmed a man was arrested in Lewisham and is currently being held in custody.

Police released CCTV images of a man who was spotted on the night of the murder.

“Our team have been working tirelessly to find the person responsible for Sabina’s murder and this has included an extensive trawl of CCTV, work which remains ongoing,” said Detective Chief Inspector Neil John.

He added: “We would ask anyone – especially those in Kidbrooke and the wider area of Lewisham and Greenwich – to take a careful look at these images to check whether you know who this man is or have seen him over recent days.”

It is believed Nessa was walking to the pub to meet friends when she was killed on the evening of September 17th.

Officers said her journey should have only taken five minutes, but she never arrived at the pub.

Her body was discovered near the OneSpace community centre at Kidbrooke Park Road on Saturday, September 18th.

Her family has been paying tribute to the teacher following the discovery of her body.

Her sister penned a moving tribute to her on Twitter earlier this week.

“My beautiful talented & caring sister. my inspiration to always put myself first & never let anybody put me down,” she wrote.

“Never in my life did I or my sisters or my mum or dad think this could happen to us. May Allah grant her Jannah Ameen.”

3 sisters down to 2, pls make dua for her. no mother or father should have to go through this, may Allah grant my parents ease.”