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Woman bailed in Carole Waugh inquiry

A woman arrested by police investigating the death of Durham businesswoman Carole Waugh, has been released on bail. The 61 year old was arrested yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud. She has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Ms Waugh's body was found a week ago, in a car in a lock-up garage in South London. She had been living in the capital and was reported missing by her family at the start of May.

A total of 11 people have been arrested in connection with the inquiry.

Woman arrested in Carole Waugh murder investigation

Murder victim Carole Waugh Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police investigating the murder of Durham businesswoman Carole Waugh have arrested a woman on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud.

It is the eleventh arrest in the inquiry, which began when the oil executive disappeared earlier this year.

Ms Waugh's body was found a week ago, in a car in a lock-up garage in South London.

The investigation has also covered a number of suspicious transactions, involving her bank account and London flat.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder, and are facing fraud charges.

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Police make second arrest over Waugh murder

Carole Waugh's body was found in a car in London last Thursday Credit: Durham Police

Police have arrested a second man on suspicion of murder over the death of a Durham businesswoman.

Carole Waugh, who was living in London, had been missing since mid-April. The 50-year-old's body was found with a single stab wound inside a car in south-west London last Thursday.

Rakesh Bhayani, 40, has been arrested on suspicion of her murder. Bhayani also faces three charges of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation after transactions worth about £280,000 were made with Ms Waugh's identity. He will appear at Southwark Crown Court on September 25.

Nicholas Kutner was arrested on suspicion of murder and kidnap last Wednesday. The 47-year-old also faces two charges relating to renting her property at Tressard Court, and unlawfully withdrawing funds from Ms Waugh's bank account. He's due to appear at Southwark Crown Court on Monday.

So far ten people have been arrested in connection with Ms Waugh's disappearance.

Man in court on murdered businesswoman fraud charges

A man will appear in court in London later charged with fraud, in connection with the murdered businesswoman Carole Waugh from County Durham.

Nicholas David Kutner, 47, of no fixed abode, is accused of pretending to be Chris Waugh, her brother, who lives in Penrith, in an attempt to sell her London home.

He also faces two charges relating to renting her property at Tressard Court and a fourth of unlawfully withdrawing funds from her account.

Ms Waugh's body was found on Thursday night in a car at a lock-up garage in the London suburb of New Malden. She'd not been seen by her family since April.

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Detectives searching for Carole Waugh from Durham find body in a garage

Body found in lock-up in a row of garages behind a quiet street Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Detectives searching for missing oil executive Carole Waugh, who is originally from Durham, have found the body of a woman in a lock-up in a row of garages behind a quiet South London street.

The driveway leading to the garages was cordoned off this morning as police stood guard.

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