Man charged with murder after woman’s body found near A3

A man has been charged with murder after the body of a 41-year-old woman was found in undergrowth close to a main road.

Dane Messam, 52, of Henry Road in Hackney, east London, has been charged with murder and has been remanded into custody after the body of Helen Anderson was found by a member of the public near the A3 in Guildford on Monday, Surrey Police said.

He is due to appear before magistrates in Guildford on Monday August 30.

Ms Anderson was from Finsbury Park, north London.

A 51-year-old man from Hackney has been released on bail after he was arrested in connection with the death.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses and have released an image of a decommissioned double decker bus.

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers, who is investigating the case, said: “We are continuing to appeal for witnesses in relation to this investigation.

“In particular, we would like to speak to anyone who saw a decommissioned double decker Brighton and Hove bus in the north London area between 7.30pm on August 20 and 3pm on August 23.

“We are also keen to speak to anyone who saw the same bus either driving or stationary in the Guildford area between the hours of 3am and 4am on August 23.

“If you have any information which could help our investigation, please contact us straightaway. You can also upload information straight to our Major Incident Public Portal.”

Anyone with any information or dashcam, CCTV or smart doorbell footage should contact the police on 101 quoting PR/45210089588.