A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Sabina Nessa, which police say is an “important development” in the case.
The 38-year-old was arrested around 3 a.m. on Sunday at an address in East Sussex. He was taken into custody.
Chief Detective Inspector Neil John, Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “Sabina’s family has been made aware of this important development and continues to be supported by specialist officers.”
Hundreds of mourners gathered on Friday for a moving candlelight vigil in memory of “amazing, caring and beautiful” elementary school teacher Ms. Nessa.
Family members wiped away their tears as they spoke emotionally of the grief caused by the murder of the 28-year-old.
The Duchess of Cambridge shared a personal message on Twitter, describing how she was ‘saddened by the loss of another innocent young woman on our streets’.
Ms Nessa was walking to meet a friend at a pub near her home in Kidbrooke when she was fatally assaulted.
His body was discovered by a member of the public the next day in Cator Park, after being hidden under a pile of leaves, it was reported.
Two men were arrested separately on suspicion of murder, but were later released under investigation.