Man, 25, arrested on suspicion of murder of woman in 40s

Man, 25, is arrested on suspicion of murder after woman’s body is found in north London – as second man is released from custody

  • Woman’s body was found just before 7am on Thursday in Enfield, North London
  • Scotland Yard is treating the death as suspicious following yesterday’s grim find
  • A man was arrested in connection with the death but has since been released
  • A second man was arrested late on Thursday on suspicion of murder  

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a woman’s body in north London yesterday. 

The suspect was detained last night and is still being questioned by detectives in connection with the woman’s death in Enfield. 

A man arrested yesterday morning following the discovery of the woman’s body in Burnt Farm Ride in Enfield has been released under investigation.  

A woman’s body was found in woodland off Burnt Farm Ride in Enfield on Thursday morning 

Police were shortly before 7am on Thursday after a woman was found ‘unresponsive’ in a wooded area. 

Officers attended the scene along with the London Ambulance Service who pronounced the woman, who was in her 40s, dead at the scene. 

According to Scotland Yard: ‘While formal identification awaits, police believe they know the identity of the deceased but are awaiting confirmation. Next of kin have been informed.

‘A post-mortem examination will take place at Haringey Mortuary on Saturday, 8 August.’ 

The murder probe is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Neil John of the Specialist Crime Command (Homicide). 

Police wish to speak to anyone who may have information in connection with the murder. 

Witnesses can call 101 and quote CAD 1532/6AUG or the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

Information can also be sent over Twitter to @MetCC.