Man, 52, charged with murder of mother-of-four, 41, found dumped near A3 Surrey slip road

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Helen Anderson has been identified as the victim. (Surry Police)
Helen Anderson has been identified as the victim. (Surry Police)

A man has been charged with murder after a woman's body was found dumped on the A3 near Guildford. 

The body of Helen Anderson, 41, was found by a member of the public near the A3 in Guildford on Monday. 

Dane Messam, 52, of Henry Road in Hackney, London, has been charged with murder and has been remanded into custody.

A 51-year-old man from Hackney has been released on bail after he was arrested in connection with the murder.

A further arrest has also been made in connection with the ongoing murder investigation.

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Meanwhile, detectives continue to appeal for witnesses, asking anyone who saw a decommissioned double decker bus from Brighton and Hove in the North London area on the evening of 20 August and afternoon of August 23.

Police are appealing to members of the public who saw this decommissioned bus in North London. (Surrey Police)
Police are appealing to members of the public who saw this decommissioned bus in North London. (Surrey Police)

Anderson's family, including her four children, have paid tribute to her and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Speaking after her death, her family said: "Our dear sister and daughter has gone. We loved you. In this life you faced many challenges and still you had a big heart. Goodbye dear Helen."

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers, who is investigating the case, said: “We are continuing to appeal for witnesses in relation to this investigation.

In particular, we would like to speak to anyone who saw a decommissioned double decker Brighton and Hove bus in the North London area between 7.30pm on 20 August and 3pm on 23 August.

We are also keen to speak to anyone who saw the same bus either driving or stationary in the Guildford area between the hours of 3am and 4am on 23 August.

If you have any information which could help our investigation, please contact us straightaway. You can also upload information straight to our Major Incident Public Portal.”

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