The headteacher of South London primary school has said she is “devastated” by the death of their “brilliant” teacher whose body was found in a park this weekend.
Year 1 teacher Sabina Nessa, 28, was “kind, caring, and absolutely dedicated to her pupils” according to Lisa Williams, head of Lewisham’s Rushey Green Primary School.
Nessa graduated in Sociology from the University of Greenwich in 2014 before completing her PGCE teaching certificate at the University of Bedfordshire in 2020.
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The Met Police found her body near the One Space community centre at Kidbrooke Park Road in Greenwich on Saturday at around 5.30pm, though they believe she died on Friday.
A man in his 40s has already been released under investigation after he was arrested on suspicion of murder.
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Mrs Williams told PA: “We are devastated by Sabina’s tragic death.
“She was a brilliant teacher; she was kind, caring and absolutely dedicated to her pupils.
“She had so much life ahead of her and so much more to give and her loss is desperately sad.
“As a school we are supporting each other through this very difficult time, and we will be providing specialist support to those who need it.”
The police described it as a “shocking incident” and have reacted with increased patrols in the area, and across Greenwich and Lewisham.
DCI Joe Garrity said: “Did you see someone loitering or acting suspiciously? Or, did you see someone leaving the area in a hurry, perhaps running away? If you have any information, it is vital you tell us.”
He urged witnesses to come forward as the area is commonly used by dog walkers and joggers.
Anyone with information or any witnesses can call police on 101, reference 5747/18
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
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