SABINA Nessa was killed during a five-minute walk to meet a friend at a pub, police have revealed.

The 28-year-old teacher's body was found hidden under a pile of leaves by a dog walker in Cator Park in Kidbrooke, South East London, on Saturday.

Police believe the "brilliant" teacher was attacked on Friday barely five minutes from her home on Astell Road in Greenwich, which she left just before 8.30pm on Friday, September 17.

She is believed to have been making her way through Cator Park towards The Depot bar in Kidbrooke Village where she planned to meet a friend.

The journey should have taken five minutes, but Sabina never arrived and is thought to have been killed as she walked through the park, police say.

Read our Sabina Nessa blog for the latest updates on her murder…

  • Milica Cosic

    'WOMEN DESERVE TO FEEL SAFE'

    Sisters Uncut, who defied a police banning order to hold a vigil for Sarah Everard, said they "refuse to be trapped in this cycle of grief".

    The group added: "Sabina Nessa was walking home when she was killed and her body left in a public place.

    “Sabina’s story is harrowing and heartbreaking, our love and rage goes out to her family and loved ones."

    While Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said "women and girls deserve to feel safe at all times".

    A candlelight vigil has been organised by Reclaim These Streets at 7pm tonight in Kidbrooke Village.

  • Milica Cosic

    SABINA'S DEATH HAS SPARKED OUTRAGE

    Sabina's death has sparked outrage after she joined a growing list of women killed in public spaces in London in recent months.

    Campaigners are now demanding action to tackle violence against women in the wake of the latest tragedy.

    Our Streets Now said: "It’s why we don’t walk where we want, when we want.

    “It’s why we tense at the sound of a car pulling up, or of a man crossing the street towards us.

    “It’s why 1 in 5 girls have avoided their place of education.

    “Please, stop telling us we’re overreacting.

    “Sabina Ness, Sarah Everard, Bibaa Henry, Nicole Smallman.

    “And these are just the names that we remember.

    “Male violence is killing us. It’s restricting our right to be free and equal citizens.

    “We need change, now.”

  • Milica Cosic

    'SHE WAS FIVE MINUTES AWAY'

    Her cousin Zubel Ahmed told ITV News today: "She's been attacked on the way home and she was five minutes away from here walking home her usual route that she's been taking for the last few weeks where she's been working from school to home, going back and forth.

    "She was due to go and see her family at the weekend and even that… she couldn't even do that one last time unfortunately."

    Zubel paid tribute to his cousin and described her as the "sweetest person".

    He said the devastated family do not understand how "someone can do this".

    Zubel added: "We went and saw her parents, they are inconsolable. It's the worst way for someone to go.

    “The shock has not sunk in. She was a beautiful, kind, caring soul.

    "I express my deepest sympathies for her sisters – Mum and dad are absolutely devastated.

    "Nothing is making sense to us, why was she taken from us we just don't know."

  • Milica Cosic

    ‘BRILLIANT’ SABINA NESSA, 28, MURDERED ‘BY STRANGER’ IN PARK ‘JUST 5 MINUTES FROM HOME’

    Sabina Nessa, 28, was discovered hidden under a pile of leaves by a dog walker in Cator Park in Kidbrooke, South East London, on Saturday.

    Police believe the "brilliant" teacher, who had worked helping non-English speakers develop their language skills, was set upon on Friday as she walked home.

  • John Hall

    MEETING A FRIEND

    Sabina is believed to have been making her way through Cator Park towards The Depot bar on Pegler Square, Kidbrooke Village, where she planned to meet a friend.

    The journey should have taken her five minutes, but Sabina never arrived at the pub and is thought to have been murdered as she walked through the park.

    Her body was found close to the OneSpace community centre within the park at around 5.30pm the next day.

  • John Hall

    KILLED NEAR HOME

    Police believe the "brilliant" teacher, who had worked helping non-English speakers develop their language skills, was set upon on Friday barely five minutes from home.

    Met detectives today said Sabina left home on Astell Road in Greenwich just before 8.30pm on Friday, September 17.

  • John Hall

    DEMANDING ACTION

    Campaigners are now demanding action to tackle violence against women in the wake of the latest tragedy.

    Our Streets Now said: "It’s why we don’t walk where we want, when we want.

    “It’s why we tense at the sound of a car pulling up, or of a man crossing the street towards us.

    “It’s why one in five girls have avoided their place of education.

    “Please, stop telling us we’re overreacting.

    “Sabina Ness, Sarah Everard, Bibaa Henry, Nicole Smallman.

    “And these are just the names that we remember.

    “Male violence is killing us. It’s restricting our right to be free and equal citizens.

    “We need change, now.”

  • John Hall

    'NOT SUNK IN'

    Zubel added: "We went and saw her parents, they are inconsolable. It's the worst way for someone to go.

    "The shock has not sunk in. She was a beautiful, kind, caring soul.

    "I express my deepest sympathies for her sisters – Mum and dad are absolutely devastated.

    "Nothing is making sense to us, why was she taken from us we just don't know."

    Sabina's death has sparked outrage after she joined a growing list of women killed in public spaces in London in recent months.

  • John Hall

    SWEETEST PERSON

    A post-mortem examination carried out at Greenwich Mortuary on Monday, September 20 was inconclusive.

    Her cousin Zubel Ahmed told ITV News yesterday: "She was due to go and see her family at the weekend and even that… she couldn't even do that one last time unfortunately."

    Zubel paid tribute to his cousin and described her as the "sweetest person".

    He said the devastated family do not understand how "someone can do this".

  • John Hall

    PLEASE HELP

    The Met's Detective Inspector Joe Garrity, who is leading the murder investigation, believes there are "still others out there who may have information" that could help.

    He said: "If you think you saw Sabina or any suspicious behaviour in or around the park on Friday evening please speak to us.

    “Sabina’s journey should have taken just over five minutes but she never made it to her destination.

    "We know the community are rightly shocked by this murder – as are we – and we are using every resource available to us to find the individual responsible.”

  • John Hall

    PLEASE HELP

    The Met's Detective Inspector Joe Garrity, who is leading the murder investigation, believes there are "still others out there who may have information" that could help.

    He said: "If you think you saw Sabina or any suspicious behaviour in or around the park on Friday evening please speak to us.

    “Sabina’s journey should have taken just over five minutes but she never made it to her destination.

    "We know the community are rightly shocked by this murder – as are we – and we are using every resource available to us to find the individual responsible.”

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