London police launch murder investigation after woman's body found in Finsbury Park

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Police in London have launched a murder investigation after the body of a young woman was found in Finsbury Park.

At approximately 4.25pm on Wednesday December 27, a member of the public found the body of a woman near the sports area in the centre of the park.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the woman, believed to be in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman's body has yet to be formally identified and steps are being taken to identify next of kin.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place at Haringey Mortuary today (Thursday December 28).

No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue. A crime scene remains in place.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are now dealing. The investigation is led by DCI Nicola Wall.

DCI Wall said: “We believe that this woman was attacked whilst in the park and this may have occurred on Christmas Eve. Her body was discovered in an outbuilding next to a sports pitch.

“We are trying to establish the motive for the attack and would like to hear from anyone who has seen anything suspicious in that part of Finsbury Park around the Christmas holiday period.”

A crime scene remains in place and the area around where the body was found is out of use.

Anyone with information is requested to call the incident room on 0208 785 8244 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Police can also be tweeted at @MetCC.