London police arrested a 38-year-old man on Sunday in connection with the murder of Sabina Nessa, whose body was found just over a week ago in Cator Park in Kidbrooke, London.
Scotland Yard arrested the man in East Sussex around 3:00 a.m. (local time), the BBC reported. Police had previously released footage from a surveillance camera showing a man walking in Pegler Square on the night of September 17 when 28-year-old Nessa was attacked.
Nessa, who was a teacher, met a friend in a bar after leaving her house on Astell Road. His body was found in said park the next day. The autopsy did not give a clear result about the cause of death.
The police had already arrested two other men in connection with the murder, but they were released without further investigation.
Meanwhile, citizens continued to leave candles and flowers in Pegler Square, and a letter of condolence was opened near where Nessa’s body was found. The teacher’s death prompted London Mayor Sadiq Khan to denounce an “epidemic of violence against women” in London.
Nessa’s murder came six months after Sarah Everard’s, a crime for which police officer Wayne Couzens is awaiting conviction after pleading guilty to kidnapping and murder last July. This crime sparked a spate of protests against gender-based violence and the insecurity of women on public roads on the streets of the UK.