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Victim linked to Luton bin body case named

Tabussum Winning Image copyright Bedfordshire Police
Image caption Tabussum Winning is believed to have been the partner of the man whose body was found in the bin

A woman, whose death has been linked to the discovery of a body in a bin in the same street, has been named as Tabussum Winning.

The 34-year-old, who had recently given birth, was found dead at her home in Essex Close in Luton on 10 October.

Bedfordshire Police said her family has been informed.

A double murder investigation was launched on Wednesday. A man arrested in connection with the deaths has been released on bail.

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Image caption Bedfordshire Police believe the man found dead in the bin on Monday is connected to the death of a woman found at a property on 10 October

Det Insp Fraser Wylie, of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, appealed for friends or colleagues of Ms Winning to contact police.

He added: "We're also continuing to ask for anyone who witnessed suspicious activity between Friday 7 and Monday 10 October in and around Essex Close to get in touch.

"We're particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw a black wheelie bin being taken along the street, or anyone who lived nearby who has noticed that their wheelie bin has gone missing."

The man's body was discovered in a wheelie bin on Monday night outside the entrance to the flats. It had been wrapped in cling film and a purple duvet cover.

It is thought the dead man and Ms Winning were partners.

Her baby is being cared for.

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