Man arrested for murder after body found dumped in park

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death and dumped in a London park.

Yassar Mustakim Moussa suffered a wound to his neck and was unresponsive when he was discovered in a brook at St James’s Park in Walthamstow on Monday.

Police were called at around 1.40pm but the victim, aged in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man aged in his 40s from the Walthamstow area was arrested on Saturday.

The Metropolitan Police said while the victim has not been formally identified but they are confident it is Mr Moussa, who lived in Walthamstow.

The 37-year-old was last heard from on the morning of August 22, and police have appealed for information about his movements between then and his death.

DCI Larry Smith said: ‘A man’s life has been brutally taken and his body left in a park.

‘We need to the know the movements of Yassar from Saturday August 22 and my team will be working tirelessly to identify those involved.

‘This is a busy park with lots of people using it and I’m asking those park visitors, and nearby residents, to really think back over this weekend. Did you see anything out of the ordinary?

‘Did you see a vehicle drive in or out of the park through either the north or south gates?

‘Someone out there knows what happened to Yassar and I’m asking you to do the decent thing and speak up.’

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