Sabina Nessa ‘murder’: Met releases details of schoolteacher’s journey in renewed appeal

The Met Police has released details of the route Sabina Nessa was believed to have been walking when she was attacked and killed in a South London park, in the hopes of finding witnesses.

The 28-year-old woman’s body was discovered in Cator Park, Greenwich on Saturday, September 18, but police believe she was killed almost 24 hours before on Friday.

Officers have now revealed that they believe the primary school teacher left her home address on Astell Road just before 8:30pm on Friday and was making her way through Cator Park.

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It is believed that Sabina was making her way towards The Depot bar on Pegler Square, Kidbrooke Village where she had planned to meet a friend.

Sabina’s body was found in the Greenwich park

Sabina never arrived at the pub and is thought to have been murdered as she walked through the park.

Her body was found close to the OneSpace community centre within the park at around 5:30pm the following day.

A murder investigation was launched, and a man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of murder and then released under investigation pending further enquiries.

A post-mortem examination carried out at Greenwich Mortuary on Monday, September 20 was inconclusive.

Detectives are now appealing to members of the public who may have seen anything suspicious in the area at around 8.30pm on Friday, September 17, when they believe Sabina was killed.

Detective Inspector Joe Garrity, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our investigation is making good progress and specialist officers remain at the crime scene carrying out intensive searches and enquiries.

“We are incredibly grateful for all of those who have so far come forward and spoken to us but we believe there are still others out there who may have information that could help.

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“If you think you saw Sabina or any suspicious behaviour in or around the park on Friday evening please speak to us.

“Sabina’s journey should have taken just over five minutes but she never made it to her destination.

“We know the community are rightly shocked by this murder – as are we – and we are using every resource available to us to find the individual responsible.”

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 0208 721 4266 or Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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