Surrey

Woman found dead near private estate in Weybridge named

Crossfield Place
Image caption The body of Sonita Nijhawan was found in a house on a private residential street

A woman found dead at a house close to a private residential estate in Surrey has been named by police.

The body of Sonita Nijhawan, 38, was discovered at a house in the St George's Hill area of Weybridge on Saturday morning.

Preliminary post-mortem tests revealed she died from head and neck injuries, Surrey Police said.

Detectives are continuing to question a 46-year-old man arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Officers were called to the property in Crossfield Place, near Weybridge railway station, where they also found a man with serious injuries.

He was taken to hospital for treatment.

Police went to the house after being alerted by an ambulance crew.

Image caption Crossfield Place is a private road around the corner from the gated St George's Hill estate

The property is around the corner from a private estate, which has a golf club and tennis club and where six-bedroom homes are listed for about £14m.

The location is described by the St George's Hill Residents' Association as having been "designed for driven, motivated and successful high achievers".

One resident told BBC Surrey: "This is leafy Surrey. Everybody here commutes to London on the train.

"The station is a 10-minute walk from these houses, so there are a lot of commuters here. [It's] upper-middle class, very comfortable. No murders in our memory which goes [back] about 20 years."

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