Sabita Thanwani: University Student Murdered at London University Hall
University Student Murdered at London University Hall
Police have begun a manhunt after a 19-year-old woman was murdered in central London student lodgings.
Maher Maaroufe is wanted by police in connection with the woman’s disappearance.
Maher Maaroufe is popular for his trips, and he has connections all across London as well as Cambridgeshire.
Officers were dispatched to Arbour House, student accommodation in Sebastian Street, Clerkenwell, at 5.10 a.m. on Saturday to reports of a lady hurt.
The woman, who was believed to be a psychology student at City, University of London, had sustained serious neck injuries, was discovered by the London Ambulance Service and officers.
She was pronounced dead at the site, despite the efforts of the first responders.
According to Sky News, the woman was a first-year foreign student of Middle Eastern descent.
Anyone who spots Mr. Maaroufe should immediately contact 999, according to police.
The victim, a 19-year-old lady, was found dead on the fifth floor of an apartment building owned by Unite Students.
Leona Sigmud, 20, described her as ‘just a typical student’ who ‘kept herself to herself.
It wasn’t like she was anything remarkable,’ remarked the music student. My interactions with her were limited to passing her in the hallways.
‘Arbour House is a student accommodation and I know there will be huge pain and deep worry among the local residents and the student community,’ Chief Inspector Adam Instone said at Islington Police Station.
A thorough homicide investigation is underway, led by highly trained and experienced detectives, and I can tell them that the perpetrator will be brought to justice.’
‘The Met police first priority is to combat violent crime. The scene of the crime is still being investigated by police, including forensic experts. There will be an increased presence of law enforcement in the region.
The police officers in the Clerkenwell area can be contacted if you have any concerns regarding the safety of the area.’
‘As this event is still under investigation by the police, we are unable to comment,’ stated a Unite Students representative.
‘At this time, the safety and well-being of all students at Arbour House is our primary concern. Police and City, University of London have been working together closely.
We will do all we can to support students and staff, as well as fully assist the authorities in their investigation,’ a representative for the City University of London said.
Arbour House is owned and operated by Unite Students, and we are working closely with them.’