Sabina Nessa death: Police release CCTV of suspect

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Police have now arrested a second man on suspicion of murder.

Detectives investigating the murder of Sabina Nessa have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to.

Police say that any information about his identity is vital, and are urging people to come forward.

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The CCTV shows him walking in Pegler Square, Kidbrooke, Greenwich, on the evening Sabina was attacked.

A car the police are tracing in relation to Sabina Nessa’s murder. Credit: Met PoliceA car the police are tracing in relation to Sabina Nessa’s murder. Credit: Met Police
A car the police are tracing in relation to Sabina Nessa’s murder. Credit: Met Police | Credit: Met Police

Police have also released an image of a silver vehicle they believe the suspect has access to, which was also captured in the Pegler Square area.

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Police are urging anyone who recognises the man and vehicle to make contact immediately.

“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.

“Any information as to his identity or whereabouts could be vital for our investigation so we are asking you to share this image far and wide to ensure as many people as possible see it.”

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Scotland Yard said that this afternoon officers also made a second arrest in relation to Ms Nessa’s murder.

Police are hoping to trace this man in relation to Sabina Nessa’s death. Credit: Met PolicePolice are hoping to trace this man in relation to Sabina Nessa’s death. Credit: Met Police
Police are hoping to trace this man in relation to Sabina Nessa’s death. Credit: Met Police | Credit: Met Police

A man, aged 38, was arrested at an address in Lewisham on suspicion of murder. He was taken into custody where he remains.

Detectives understand that Sabina left her home address on Astell Road just before 8.30pm on Friday.

It is believed that she was making her way through Cator Park towards The Depot bar on Pegler Square, Kidbrooke Village where she planned to meet a friend.

However she never arrived.

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The body of Sabrina Nessa, a primary school teacher, was found in a park in Kidbrooke. Credit: Met PoliceThe body of Sabrina Nessa, a primary school teacher, was found in a park in Kidbrooke. Credit: Met Police
The body of Sabrina Nessa, a primary school teacher, was found in a park in Kidbrooke. Credit: Met Police | Credit: Met Police

A post-mortem examination carried out on Monday, 20 September was inconclusive.

Sabina was a teacher at Rushey Green primary school in Lewisham.

Headteacher Lisa Williams said: “We are devastated by Sabina’s tragic death.

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“She was kind, caring and absolutely dedicated to her pupils.

He told ITV News: “The shock has not sunk in.

“She was a beautiful, kind, caring soul.

“I express my deepest sympathies for her sisters, mum and dad are absolutely devastated.

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“Nothing is making sense to us, why was she taken from us we just don’t know.”

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 0208 721 4266 or Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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