The disappearance of a 33-year-old man in London has been gaining attention in Great Britain for a long time. Now there is a new development which should again raise public interest: an elite police officer has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
London police said on Wednesday that the officer, who belongs to a unit for the protection of MPs and diplomats, has been in custody since Tuesday evening. Also on Tuesday, a woman was arrested in the same sequence of investigation. He is suspected of aiding and abducting her.
The missing woman had left a friend’s house on the evening of March 3 to walk home for about 50 minutes – but was never found there. The police have been asking the public for information on the case for days.
Authorities raided buildings in London and Kent on Wednesday and in a wooded area near Ashford. In the evening, the Metropolitan Police reported the discovery of body parts in the forest. Commissioner Cressida Dick said the identity of the dead man had not yet been confirmed. It may take “enough time” for clarity.
The Mayor of London also commented on the case
The suspected policeman was arrested on Tuesday in Kent. He is charged with immoral performance in addition to murder charges. According to the British Guardian, in his unit, the suspect was primarily responsible for monitoring the properties of diplomatic missions. Police officers are usually armed in this role.
Dick said the detective’s arrest caused “trauma and anger” between the public and police. “I speak for all my colleagues when I say that we have been terrified by this terrible, terrible news.” It is the job of the police to control the streets and protect the people. “
Earlier, London Mayor Sadiq Khan had already shown an understanding when people are “shocked and worried” by the events. He welcomed that the officer’s case had been passed to a supervisory body which is now to conduct an independent investigation.