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Human remains have been found by police probing the suspected murder of a missing woman.

Agnes Akom, 20, was last seen alive in the Cricklewood area of north west London on Sunday May 9.

Neculai Paizan, 63, was charged with the murder of Agnes on May 23 and was subsequently remanded in custody.

Scotland Yard said human remains were found by officers yesterday searching Neasden Recreation Park in connection with the disappearance of Agnes.

Her family have been informed, and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Hungarian national Agnes – also known as ‘Dora’ – moved to the UK three years ago.

She left her home address in the Cricklewood Broadway area on the morning of Sunday, 9 May. She was reported missing two days later.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, of the Met’s Specialist Crime North, said: “The discovery of human remains by my colleagues searching the area is both shocking and deeply disturbing for everyone concerned, in particular for Agnes’s family who continue to be supported by specialist officers.

“I request that their privacy is respected as this very difficult time.

“I expect my team and forensic colleagues to remain at Neasden Recreation Park for some days to come as they maintain the scene and complete their site examinations.”

He added: “I would like to thank the local community for their patience as we continue with our enquiries in the recreation ground.”

Paizan, of Peel Street, Kensington and Chelsea, will next appear in court on August 6 at the Old Bailey.