Police officers investigating the disappearance of a 20-year-old woman have found human remains in a park.

Officers made the discovery while searching Neasden Recreation Ground yesterday (Monday June 14).

The Met awaits forensic identification but says the family of Agnes Akom have been informed of this development. They are being supported by specially trained officers.

Ms Akom, also known as Dora, was reported missing on May 11, two days after leaving her home address in the Cricklewood Broadway area.

The Hungarian national, who moved to the UK three years ago, was not seen or heard from since the day of her disappearance.

On May 23, 63-year-old Neculai Paizan, of Peel Street in Kensington & Chelsea, was charged with Ms Akom's murder

Paizan will next appear in court on August 6 at the Old Bailey.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, senior investigating officer from the Met’s Specialist Crime North, said today: "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.

"I would like to thank the local community for their patience as we continue with our enquiries in the recreation ground."