Prime suspect in Sabina Nessa murder is ‘still at large’: Police renew appeal to find mystery man after releasing two men they had arrested for 28-year-old teacher’s killing
- Police believe the prime suspect in Sabina Nessa’s alleged murder is ‘at large’
- Detectives are appealing for information on a man who was caught on CCTV
- Teacher Sabina, 28, was allegedly murdered in Cator Park on September 17
- Two men who were arrested have been released by police under investigation
Police reportedly believe the prime suspect in the Sabina Nessa murder is still at large after releasing two men they had arrested for the teacher’s killing.
Detectives are urgently to appeal for information about a mystery man who was captured on CCTV in Pegler Square, south east London, on the night Sabina, 28, was attacked.
Two men who were arrested in connection with the alleged murder have been released under investigation, the Metropolitan Police confirmed.
Sabina disappeared on September 17 as she left home to meet a man for a first date at a local pub. Her body was found in Cator Park, 200 yards from her home, on Saturday afternoon.
A 38-year-old man who was arrested on Thursday at an address in Lewisham in connection with the murder of has been released under investigation.
The man in the CCTV footage, who is dressed in casual clothing and appears to be clutching an object in his right hand, was in the area where Nessa was found dead on the night she was attacked, according to police.
Detectives are urgently to appeal for information about a mystery man who was captured on CCTV in Pegler Square, south east London, on the night Sabina Nessa, 28, was attacked
Detectives are urgently to appeal for information about a mystery man who was captured on CCTV in Pegler Square, south east London, on the night Sabina, 28, was attacked
Police are urging anyone who recognised the man or a silver vehicle they believe he has access to to make contact immediately.
Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said:’We want to thank those who have shared our image appeal over the last 24 hours – it has gained a huge amount of coverage and we are extremely grateful for the public’s help.
‘We are now a week on from Sabina’s murder and while we have made good progress with our investigation we must keep this appeal for information going and encourage anyone who has any information to come forward.’
Detectives understand that Sabina left her home address on Astell Road, south east London, just before 11pm on September 17.
It is believed that she was walking through Cator Park towards The Depot bar on Pegler Square, Kidbrooke Village, where she planned to meet a man for a first date.
Sabina never arrived at the pub and was allegedly murdered as she walked through the park.
Police have since released a separate appeal for another man and a vehicle that was seen on CCTV in the area they hope to identify which could provide a breakthrough in the case
Her body was discovered near the OneSpace community centre within the park at around 5.30pm on September 18.
A post-mortem examination carried out on Monday was inconclusive, according to police.
Anyone with information should call the incident room on 0208 721 4266 or Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.