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CCTV released in hunt for Robert Richard Fraser, after prostitute is found dead

Police investigating the murder of a prostitute in West London have released CCTV footage of a man they are trying to track down. The body of Maria Duque-Tunjano was discovered at a flat in Earls Court on Friday.

Police also want to speak to Robert Richard Fraser an attack on another sex worker in Paddington. Fraser is also known as Robert Aleem and Shia Robert Jackson, and Scotland Yard says that anyone who sees him should call 999 immediately.

The CCTV footage was taken in central London on Sunday 2 February, and detectives believe that he may still be in central or north west London.

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Police: Man wanted over two attacks on sex workers

Detectives hunting a man wanted in connection with a sex worker killing said that it is "imperative" they trace him "as soon as possible".

Robert Richard Fraser is wanted in connection with the death of prostitute Maria Duque-Tunjano and an attack on another woman in Paddington, London.

We have established that Maria was last seen alive on Tuesday, 28 January. We also understand she was in the company of a man and our primary focus is to trace him as part of this investigation.

It is now our belief that this man was also responsible for an attack on another female sex worker in Paddington. It is imperative that we trace him as soon as possible.

We have spoken to organisations with links to those who work in the sex industry to make them aware of this incident and pass on the message that personal safety of sex workers is of paramount importance.

– Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Wall, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command


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Manhunt under way after sex worker killed in London

Detectives are hunting for a man suspected of murdering a sex worker in west London.

Robert Richard Fraser (left) and Maria Duque-Tunjano (right). Credit: Met Police

Maria Duque-Tunjano, 48, who was a British national originally from Colombia, was found dead on Friday in a flat in Earls Court.

She had died after being hit over the head with a blunt object, a post mortem examination found.

Robert Richard Fraser, also known as Robert Aleem and Shia Robert Jackson, is wanted in connection with the murder and police also want to question him about another attack that took place in Paddington.

Police enquiries found that Ms Duque-Tunjano was a sex worker and it is believed she was robbed of a quantity of money during the attack.

Anyone who has information on Robert Richard Fraser's whereabouts is asked to contact 020 8785 8244.

Police hunt for vulnerable missing pensioner

Police are asking for the public's help to try and find a pensioner who they fear is missing vital medication.

Pensioner Peter Boyer has been missing since last night without his medication Credit: Met Police

77 year old Peter Boyer has been missing from his home in Beddington, Surrey, since last night.

Police think he might still be close to home or could be in Mitcham or Croydon. They say they are very concerned for his wellbeing without his medication and he has no money, phone or travelcard on him.

Anyone with information should call the police on 101.

Police find second gun in 24 hours in firearm operation

Police have found another gun, along with nine rounds of ammunition after searching a property in Forest Gate in east London.

Image of weapon found by police in east London Credit: Met Police

The find is the second firearm seizure by Met Police in the last 24 hours. A 20-year-old man has been arrested.

The operation was carried out by detectives from the Trident Gang Crime Command Credit: Met Police


Three charged after armed stop on A27

Three men have been charged today with firearms offences after armed police had to fire rounds to stop a car on the A27 near Sussex on Friday.

25 year old Noah Ripley from East Sussex was charged with offences including possesion of a firearm with intent to endanger life. 19 year old Luke Kelly from Catford and 24 year old Tyrone Salih from Orpington's charges included conspiracy to possess a firearm.

All three have been refused bail and will appear at Bromley Magistrates Court later this afternoon.

Fuzz the dog injured during suspected armed robbery

Fuzz the dog bled heavily from his nose and was also cut under his eye. Credit: Met Police

Fuzz the police dog suffered a deep cut to his eye while helping to catch a suspected armed robber in Downham.

The German Shepherd clung on to the man despite being battered around the head with a metal baton.

Noticing that Fuzz was bleeding heavily from his nose, as well as his eye, he was taken by his handler for emergency veterinary treatment.

Fuzz, who has been with the force since he was 7 weeks old, is expected to make a full recovery.

Met bosses quizzed on policing in the capital

Metropolitan Deputy Commissioner, Craig Mackey, will be quizzed by the London Assembly. Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

The Deputy Met Commissioner, Craig Mackey, and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh, will be questioned by members of the London Assembly on policing in the capital.

Questions are expected to focus on the detention of children in police custody, the review of victim services, hate crime, domestic extremism and the way terror suspects are dealt with.

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