Human remains were found in the search for missing woman Sarah Everard – the Met police have confirmed this.
The discovery was made in a wooded area in Ashford, Kent, said City Police Commissioner Cressida Dick.
“We cannot confirm an identity. It may take some time,” she added.
Ms. Everard’s disappearance under “dire and dire circumstances” is every family’s nightmare, Ms. Dick said.
She said Londoners should know that “luckily, it’s incredibly rare” when a woman is kidnapped from the streets of the capital.
The Commissioner added that her thoughts were with Ms. Everard’s family.
Marketing director Sarah, 33, disappeared after visiting a friend’s house in Clapham, south London on March 3.
A police officer on duty was arrested yesterday evening (Tuesday 9 March) on suspicion of kidnapping in connection with the case.
The police officer was then further arrested on suspicion of murder and a separate charge of indecent exposure, the Met said.
Police have raided land at a disused outdoor activity and golf center near the village of Great Chart in Ashford, Kent.
Officers in blue bodysuits could be seen in the area, and a helicopter was also constantly circling.
During today’s searches, a tent was also set up in front of a house in Deal where several cars were taken away.
A metal fence was later also erected around the front yard and driveway.
A woman in her thirties was also arrested on suspicion of assisting a perpetrator, the Met said today.
She remains in custody with the officer who is part of the parliamentary and diplomatic protection command.