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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.


Murder investigation in Wood Green

A murder investigation has been lauched in Wood Green.

43 year old Dora Matthews was found dead in her flat in Elizabeth Blackwell House, Wood Green on the morning of Thursday December 19th.

The cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

A 43 year old man attended Tottenham Police Station later that day where he was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was released on bail until February 2014.Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

Baby murdered by mother

Emma Wilson, 25, was found guilty of murdering her 11-month-old son Credit: Thames Valley Police

A woman murdered her own baby just months after he was returned to her from foster care.

Emma Wilson, from Paddock Close in Windsor, was convicted today by unanimous verdict at the Old Bailey.

Callum Wilson spent the first months of his life living with foster parents. He was returned to his mother's care in November 2010. In March the following year, when he was 11 months old, she inflicted an "unsurvivable brain injury" on the child.

He also suffered several broken bones and had bruising on his face.

After the verdict was delivered, Detective Chief Inspector Ian Hunter said: “Callum’s life was cruelly cut short and he suffered an abhorrent catalogue of abuse at the hands of his mother."

Emma Wilson will be sentenced next month.

Greenford murder victim named

A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a man was found in Greenford.

The dead man has been named as Zbigniew Michniewicz. Credit: Metropolitan Police

So far, Two people, a man aged 20 and a female aged 17, were arrested at an address in connection with the death.

Both have been bailed to a date later this month.

Police say a grave was prepared for the victim in the back garden.


Arrests over Richmond murder

Four people have been arrested in connection with the suspicious death of a woman.

Officers were called to an address in Sheen Road, Richmond at about 2pm yesterday following concerns for the welfare of a resident.

They found the body of a woman, believed to be 43.The four people held, two men aged 48 and 21, and two women, both aged 27 are in custody at various London police stations.

Murder inquiry launched in Ealing

Police have launched a murder inquiry following a death in Ealing.

Officers were called at approximately 4:40am today to reports of a stabbing in Gorst Road.

They found three victims, all men, suffering suspected stab wounds.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

All of the victims are yet to be formally identified.

The other men were taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service. One man remains in a critical condition; the other has since been discharged.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody at a south London police station.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8785 8081, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man jailed for life for brutal stabbing

A man has been been jailed for life for stabbing a transgender woman to death in her bedroom before leaving her decomposing body undiscovered for more than a month.

Romy Maynard, 28, denied killing 22-year-old Chrissie Azzopardi at her home in Crescent Way, north London, in April last year.

Ms Azzopardi knew her killer and telephone records showed they were in contact with each other in the days before her death.

Ms Azzopardi, who was due to undergo gender surgery, was found lying on her bed with fatal stab wounds to the chest.

Her body was discovered after neighbours noticed a bad smell coming from her flat and raised the alarm in June last year, the Old Bailey heard.

Prosecution lawyer Mark Heywood QC said he said the murder was "swift and brutal" and that the victim had "everything to look forward to in life".

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