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Vigil to be held for murdered primary school teacher Sabina Nessa


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A vigil will be held to remember a primary school teacher killed in a London park.

A member of the public found the body of Sabina Nessa in Cator Park in Kidbrooke, south-east London, on Saturday after what police have described as a “shocking murder”.

Ms Nessa, 28, had been walking to meet a friend at a pub near her home last Friday, a journey that should have taken just five minutes, when she was fatally attacked.

Ms Nessa’s cousin Zubel Ahmed remembered her as a “beautiful soul” who loved teaching. He also told the BBC that she “was the most caring person – kindest, sweetest girl you could meet”.

Her death comes after the public outrage and protests over the abduction and murder of 33-year-old marketing executive Sarah Everard as she walked home alone in south London in March.

Reclaim the Streets, a campaign group involved in organising the vigil for Ms Nessa, said it is “angry and heartbroken” about her murder.

Sabina Nessa (Metropolitan Police/PA)
Sabina Nessa (Metropolitan Police/PA)

The Metropolitan Police said a 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of Ms Nessa’s murder.

The suspect was arrested at an address in Lewisham on Thursday and is being questioned in custody.

(PA Graphics)
(PA Graphics)

It is the second arrest Scotland Yard has made in connection with the attack.

Police want to speak to this man (Met Police/PA)
Police want to speak to this man (Met Police/PA)

The force also issued CCTV images on Thursday of another man they want to speak to.

The images show the man walking in Pegler Square, Kidbrooke, on the evening Ms Nessa was attacked, while a separate image shows a silver vehicle they believe he has access to.

Investigators said they urgently want to speak to the man and are asking anyone who recognises him or the vehicle to contact them immediately.

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