A 28-year-old teacher from south-east London was attacked and killed while walking in a park. Here’s what we know about his story so far.
Sabina Nessa was a 28-year-old primary school teacher from south-east London. She has been described as a “kind” and “caring” person.
It took about a day for the police to find his body. And after calls for safer roads following the murder of Sarah Everard earlier this year, many are questioning whether anything has changed.
a timeline of what happened
Sabina was attacked on 17 September at 8.30 pm while passing through Cater Park in Kidbrook, southeast London.
His body was found by a member of the public and the police were called on September 18 at around 5.30 pm.
Police said there was a “little delay” in finding Sabina’s body as it was “not on the main road”.
A post-mortem examination on September 20 could not find the cause of death.
A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been released under investigation.
Detective Superintendent Luke Marks said: “We have additional officers in the area patrolling high visibility, and anyone in London, regardless of gender, should be able to go out in the evening and be the victim of a violent crime. I shouldn’t be worried.”
Police is appealing to any person to come forward with reference to 5747/18 by calling 101 or contacting crime Stoppers.
We are shocked by the tragic death of Sabina. She was a brilliant teacher; She was kind, caring and completely devoted to her students. He had so much ahead of him and so much more to give and his loss is deeply saddened.Lisa Williams, headteacher of the school where Sabina worked
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has described Sabina’s death as “heartbreaking” and urged people to come forward with information.
Labor MP Harriet Harman wants the government to take more “urgent” action to tackle violence against women and girls in Britain.
“In the last few days, we have seen more horrific killings of women. Terry Harris, 35, was killed along with three children in Sheffield. Sabina Nessa, an elementary school teacher in Greenwich, who was only 28 years old.
“We’ve got a woman home secretary and I believe women in key positions have a special duty to other women.”
On social media, many are talking about Sabina’s case getting the same attention as Sarah Everard’s case earlier this year.
A Jagran is being organized for Sabina on September 25 at 7 pm in Peglar Square.