Body of woman found 'in suitcase' at hostel

The body of a woman has been found in a suitcase at a hostel in west London, according to residents.

The Metropolitan Police were called to the Pay and Sleep hostel in The Crescent, Southall, shortly before 3pm on Friday after a body was found.

The Met said the death is being treated as unexplained and inquiries to identify the woman are ongoing.

A resident of the hostel, who gave his name as Martin, said the woman had been a "very good person".

"I know it was found in a suitcase, the body," he said.

Martin said he had known the woman for "about five years" when he lived in Acton.

Another resident, Lisa, said the woman's boyfriend had gone missing following the incident.

Lisa said that "her boyfriend has gone missing".

No arrests have been made and officers remain at the scene.