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Second arrest over Waugh murder

Police investigating the death of oil executive Carole Waugh have arrested a second man on suspicion of murder.

Rakesh Bhayani, 40, of Chamberlayne Avenue, Wembley, is currently being interviewed at a south London police station, said Scotland Yard.

Bhayani, who is unemployed, also faces three charges of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation worth about £280,000, following transactions associated with Ms Waugh's identity, said police.

Bhayani appeared via video link at Westminster Magistrates' Court on July 24 and was remanded in custody. He will next appear at Southwark Crown Court on September 25.

Miss Waugh, originally from Durham but living in London, had not been seen by her family since mid-April. Her body was found with a single stab wound inside a car at the garage in LimeCourt, New Malden, south-west London, last week.

Nicholas David Kutner, 47, of no fixed abode, was bailed to return to a police station on August 25 after being arrested on suspicion of murder and kidnap last Wednesday.

He also faces two charges relating to renting her property at Tressard Court and a fourth of unlawfully withdrawing funds from the 50-year-old's bank account.

Kutner is being held in custody on the fraud charges ahead of an appearance at Southwark Crown Court on Monday.

Ms Waugh was reported missing by her family on May 7. They last saw her at a family party in mid-April. She had lived and worked in Libya for a number of years, but returned to London in 2008 and would regularly visit relatives in Durham and Cumbria.

So far, a total of 10 people have been arrested in connection with the inquiry into Miss Waugh's disappearance. At least three women have tried to pose as her since she vanished, police said.

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