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UK police arrest suspect in murder of teacher killed on 5-minute walk to pub

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By Reuters

<div> <p><span class="caps">LONDON</span> -British police said on Thursday they had arrested a suspect in the hunt for the murderer of a teacher who was killed in a London park as she made a five-minute walk from her home to meet a friend at a pub.</p> <p>Sabina Nessa, 28, left her home in south London just before 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 17, making her way through Cator Park towards The Depot Bar on Pegler Square in Kidbrooke Village.</p> <p>She never arrived and her body was found in the park the next afternoon.</p> <p>“Sabina’s journey should have taken just over five minutes but she never made it to her destination,” said Detective Inspector Joe Garrity. </p> <p>Police later said they had arrested a 38-year-old man in Lewisham, south London, on suspicion of murder. They also released pictures taken from security TV footage of a man and a vehicle, appealing to anyone who recognised either to make immediate contact. </p> <p>“Any information as to his identity or whereabouts could be vital for our investigation,” said Detective Chief Inspector Neil John.</p> <p>A post mortem carried out on Monday was inconclusive, police said.</p> </div>