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Man charged with murder after body of Polish woman found in suitcase in canal

Police believe the deceased is a 23-year-old Polish national.

A MAN HAS been charged with murder after the body of a woman was found in a suitcase in a canal.

The body was recovered from Grand Union Canal in west London on Sunday.

Body found in suitcase Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Formal identification has not taken place yet but police are satisfied that the dead woman is Marta Ligman, a 23-year-old Polish national of Buckingham Road, Brent.

Thomas Kocik, letft, who has been charged with the murder of Marta Ligman, right. Source: Facebook

Thomasz Kocik of Buckingham Road, Brent, was arrested on Monday along with two other men. He was charged earlier today.

Body found in suitcase Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

The 38-year-old will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court this morning.

The other men, aged 30 and 34, have since been bailed to a date to be confirmed.

Anyone with any information is asked to call officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command on 020 8785 8244 or the police non-emergency line on 101.

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