Dulwich resident arrested after woman found dead following Sussex car fire

News Desk (18 March, 2015)

The badly-burned victim was found in the boot of the scorched car near Horsham.

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A woman was arrested last week on suspicion of conspiracy to murder after a badly-burned body was found in the boot of a torched car in Sussex.

At around 2pm last Friday, fire crews responded to the burning vehicle at Ifield Golf Club near Horsham. When the fire was extinguished, fire-fighters made the grim discovery of a body in the boot.  The victim was so badly disfigured that police initially could not even identify its gender, although a post-mortem revealed that it was a “young woman”, possibly in her twenties.

Police arrested the 34-year-old Dulwich resident the following day, although she has not yet been charged and was been released on bail until March 30.

On Tuesday, a 26-year-old man from Lewisham was also arrested in connection with the same case.

A spokesperson said: “We are trying to identify the victim and would like to hear from anyone who may have any information about who she is.”

Call 101 quoting Operation Maderia or anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 with information.


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