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UPDATED: Investigation launched after body of woman found in Kidbrooke

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UPDATED: Investigation launched after body of woman found in Kidbrooke

Detectives investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in Kidbrooke are urging witnesses and those with information to come forward.

Police were called at 17:32hrs on Saturday, 18 September after a body was discovered near a community centre in Kidbrooke Park Road, SE3.

Officers believe they know the identity of the woman, who is aged in her 20s, but they await formal identification. Next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

The investigation is led by Detective Chief Inspector Jim Shirley. He 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."

Chief Superintendent Trevor Lawry, South East BCU Commander said: "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."

A man arrested in connection with the investigation remains in custody.

A number of crime scenes are in place and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information or any witnesses can call police on 101, reference 5747/18. To remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers.