Pc Gordon Semple's remains were found after neighbour reported 'smell of death'


The decomposed remains of missing police officer Gordon Semple were discovered after a neighbour alerted Scotland Yard to a "smell of death" coming from a housing estate flat.

The body of Pc Semple, 59, was found at a property in Southwark, south London, on Thursday and a 49-year-old suspect was arrested at the same address.

The officer's brother, Ronnie Semple, said in a statement that his death had left the world of his family and his partner Gary "a worse place".