The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit has launched a murder investigation after the discovery of a body in North Hertfordshire.

The body of a woman was found in a small car park area between Roe Green and Wallington around 8pm on Tuesday (14 November). Officers are working to establish their identity.

A 38 year old man from Luton is currently in custody after being arrested on suspicion of abduction and murder.

As part of the investigation, officers want to hear from anyone who saw a distinctive white Ford Fiesta with blue stripes being driven in the Cat Ditch Road area between 6pm and 8.30pm on Tuesday. An image has been released of the vehicle which ends in registration DXU.

Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “We are working hard to identify the woman and trace her family who will be supported by our specially trained officers.

“As part of our investigation we would like to speak to anyone who saw the pictured vehicle in the Cat Ditch Road area. Please take a look at the image and get in touch if you saw it.

“We believe there a few vehicles of this type in the local area and so I would like to stress that we know the owner of this particular vehicle.

“I particularly want to ask anyone who was driving in the area with a dash cam to check their footage and get in touch if you spot the vehicle.

“If you have any other information that you think may help our investigation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

You can report information online at online, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting Op Shant.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form (opens in a new window).

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