British police say they have released a man arrested for killing a schoolteacher in a London park last week in a case that has sparked public outrage over violence against women.
Sabina Nessa, 28, left her home in south London on the night of September 17 to walk a short distance through a park and go to a bar where she was going to meet a friend. She never returned and her body was found in the park the next afternoon.
Vigils are scheduled tonight both in the region and across Britain, with participants wanting to pay tribute to Nessa but also to protest the issue of violence against women.
At the same time, the Metropolitan Police announced that they released a 38-year-old man, who was arrested at an address in nearby Lewisham yesterday, but this man remains under the microscope of the authorities and could be brought again.
Yesterday, the police released material from a security camera showing a man and a vehicle, seeking information, while today they thanked the citizens for responding to its appeal.
“A week has passed since Sabina’s assassination and although we have made good progress in our investigation, our call for information continues and we encourage anyone with information to submit it,” said Chief Inspector Neil John.