Clerkenwell: Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman, 19, was found dead in London dorms

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 19-year-old woman was found dead in student rooms in London.

Sabita Thanwani was named by the Met Police Sunday morning after the tragic discovery in Clerkenwell on Saturday.

Officers received a report around 5.10 am of a woman who was ‘seriously injured’ in the student block.

Despite the efforts of the first responders, Ms Thanwani was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police arrested a man in connection with her death in the Clerkenwell area on Sunday afternoon. He is still incarcerated on suspicion of murder and assault.

Chief Inspector Linda Bradley, who is leading the investigation, said: “Sabita’s family is aware of this development and continues to be supported by specially trained officers. Our deepest sympathy is with them. I would like to ask everyone to respect their privacy during this indescribably devastating time.”

Fellow students living on the block shared their fears over the woman’s death after her body was found, and expressed concerns for safety in the building.

Unite Students, who run the block, said: “Our priority at the moment is the safety and well-being of students at Arbor House”, adding that it has partnered with the Met and City, University of London.

A university spokesperson said: “We will do everything we can to support our students and staff and we will continue to fully support the police in their investigation.”

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