Live updates

Advertisement

Resident saw 'nothing suspicious' around garages

Matt Elcox, 17, who lives in a house in Lime Grove backing on to the area where a forensic tent has been erected, said:

I was woken by the sound of police cars coming and going late last night.

I looked out of the window but thought it was just a stolen car or something like that, so went back to bed.

It is surprising because you don't see much activity around the garages and certainly nothing suspicious.

One man who has worked nearby for about five years said the garages were mainly used for storage by builders.

He said:

There have been some small problems with stolen goods being stored but certainly no major crime.

Man, 47, remains in custody on suspicion of murder

Police said a 47-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody at a south London police station.

A warrant of further detention was granted at Croydon Magistrates Court yesterday.

The case was initially treated as a missing persons investigation and has now moved to a murder investigation.

DCI John McFarlane said:

We now believe that Carole has not been seen alive since 16 April. Since that time, significant plundering of her estate has taken place to the value of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

In addition to a number of fraudulent transactions associated with Carole's bank account there are also a number of her personal possessions that currently cannot be located.

Advertisement

Detectives searching for Carole Waugh find a body in London garage

Detectives searching for missing oil executive Carole Waugh have found the body of a woman in a lock-up garage in London.

Miss Waugh, 50, originally from Durham, has not been seen by her family since mid-April and concerns for her safety grew after a fraudster tried to sell her central London flat by posing as her brother.

Scotland Yard said a woman's body was found in a garage in Lime Court, New Malden, south west London, last night.

Earlier this week a 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of kidnap and conspiracy to defraud and subsequently on suspicion of murder.

Images released of jewellery worn by missing executive

Carole Waugh was wearing a white gold bracelet and a yellow gold bracelet when she disappeared. Credit: Police handout

Police have released images of jewellery worn by Carole Waugh on the night she disappeared. DCI John McFarlane said:

"I am releasing images of items of Cartier jewellery, identical to that worn by Carole, which are amongst items missing from her personal possessions.

The missing items are a Cartier ring, a white gold bracelet, a yellow gold bracelet and a yellow gold necklace, which are all in the same style.

Carole wore the jewellery regularly and I appeal to anyone who may have been offered such jewellery or has any knowledge of its whereabouts to contact us with information."

Police: 'Carole's disappearance now a murder probe'

Detective Chief Inspector John McFarlane said: "Information has been received which has progressed this inquiry and we are now treating Carole's disappearance as a murder investigation.

"I am unable to go into further detail about the nature of the new information at this time; however, we now believe that Carole has not been seen alive since April 16.

"Since that time, significant plundering of her estate has taken place to the value of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

"In addition to a number of fraudulent transactions associated with Carole's bank account, there are also a number of her personal possessions that currently cannot be located."

Man held over missing oil executive Carole Waugh

Detectives tonight said they were treating the disappearance of missing oil executive Carole Waugh as a murder inquiry and have arrested a suspect.

Missing oil executive Carole Waugh. Credit: Police handout

Waugh, 50, originally from Durham, has not been seen by her family since mid-April and concerns grew for her after a fraudster tried to sell her central London flat by posing as her brother.

A 47-year-old man, previously arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud, and on suspicion of kidnap, was arrested by police as he flew into Luton airport last night, Scotland Yard said.

Load more updates