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Lewisham man sought over Ifield body in burning car

Christopher Raymond Jeffrey-Shaw Image copyright Sussex Police
Image caption Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, is from the Lewisham area of south-east London

A 26-year-old London man is being sought by detectives investigating the murder of a woman whose body was found inside a burning car in West Sussex.

Firefighters found the body in the boot of a Volkswagen Jetta, which was parked near Ifield Golf Club in Rusper Road, Ifield, on Friday afternoon.

The woman, possibly aged in her 20s, died from smoke inhalation. Police are still trying to identify who she is.

Police want to speak to Christopher Raymond Jeffrey-Shaw, from Lewisham.

He is described as being 6ft (1.8m) tall, of stocky build with dark hair and a stubbly goatee beard.

Det Ch Insp Karen Mizzi, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, who is leading the investigation, said: "We need to urgently trace Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw in connection with this murder inquiry.

"A young woman has died in horrific circumstances. If anyone has any knowledge of where this man is or may know the identity of the victim, please come forward."

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Image caption The unidentified woman, possibly aged in her 20s, died from smoke inhalation, police said

A 34-year-old woman from Dulwich, south-east London, who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder has been released on bail until 30 March.

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Image caption The burning car was found in Rusper Road, near Ifield Golf Club

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