Ilford man charged with murder after missing woman found in Upminster

Hina Bashir, 21

Hina Bashir, 21 - Credit: Met Police

A man has been charged with murder after the body of a 21-year-old woman from Manor Park was found in Upminster.

Muhammad Arslan, of Natal Road, Ilford, appeared at Stratford Magistrates’ Court today - Monday, July 18 - accused of killing Hina Bashir.

Hina's body was found in Folkes Lane in the early hours of yesterday morning - Sunday, July 17 - three days after she had been reported missing.

Met officer DCI Dave Whellams said: “My thoughts are with Hina’s family, who have suffered a terrible loss. We will provide them with whatever support we can.

“We are continuing our work to develop a full understanding of what happened to Hina, not just in recent days but in the weeks prior to this terrible incident.

“I would urge anyone who may have information which could assist us to come forward.”

Arslan, 26, will next appear in custody at the Old Bailey on Wednesday (July 20).

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Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting the reference 2674/14JUL.

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