Man charged with murdering woman whose body was found inside suitcase in London canal

Thomasz Kocik, 38, has been charged with the murder of Marta Ligman

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A man has been charged with murdering a woman whose body was found inside a suitcase dumped in a London canal.

Thomasz Kocik, 38, was arrested on Monday and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later today.

A spokesperson for Scotland Yard said that although formal identification was not complete, police believe the victim to be Marta Ligman.

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A floral left near where Marta Ligman's body was found

The 23-year-old Polish woman had lived in Buckingham Road, Brent, and her family have been informed.

Her body was found in the Grand Union Canal on Sunday near Little Venice, a popular spot for boat trips lined with bars and restaurants.

Kocik, also of Buckingham Road in Brent, has been remanded in custody.

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The Grand Union Canal in London is popular for boat trips

Two other men arrested as part of the investigation, aged 34 and 30, have been bailed as inquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Metropolitan Police’s Homicide and Major Crime Command on 020 8785 8244 or 101.