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Arrest over murder of sex worker Maria Duque-Tunjano

Robert Richard Fraser, also known as Robert Aleem or Shia Robert Jackson Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Robert Richard Fraser was held in Leicester Square

A man suspected of murdering a west London sex worker and attacking another has been arrested.

The body of Maria Duque-Tunjano, 48, was in a flat in Earl's Court in west London for several days before it was found on 31 January.

Police said Robert Richard Fraser was held in a shop in Leicester Square, central London, on Tuesday night.

He is also wanted in connection with another attack on a sex worker in Paddington, west London, on 18 January.

The woman, aged in her 20s, was assaulted and robbed by a man. She was not seriously injured.

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Image caption Maria Duque-Tunjano died from being hit over the head with a blunt object

Ms Duque-Tunjano had also been robbed of cash, police believe.

A post-mortem examination found she died from being hit over the head with a blunt object.

Ms Duque-Tunjano was a British national originally from Colombia who lived in Streatham. She used the Earl's Court flat for work.

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