A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who was found in the boot of a burnt out car in West Sussex.
Christopher Raymond Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, from Lewisham, was taken into custody today, and is now waiting to be questioned.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: “A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder of a woman in the Ifield murder inquiry. The man from London was detained on Tuesday. He is now in custody awaiting questioning.”
At around 2.30pm on Friday 13, a Volkswagen Jetta was reported to be on fire near Ifield golf club, West Sussex.
After arriving at the scene, fire fighters found the body in the boot of the burnt out car.
A post-mortem examination revealed the body to be of a woman, possibly in her 20s, who died of smoke inhalation.
The woman has not yet been identified and Sussex police have urged people to call them on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if they have any information that could lead to the identification of the woman.