01/01/2018 19:04 GMT

Finsbury Park Murder: Man, 31, Arrested Over Murder Of Iuliana Tudos On Christmas Eve

22-year-old pub worker was heading to meet friends.

Detectives investigating the death of a pub worker who was killed in a park on Christmas Eve have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

The 31-year-old was taken into custody from an address in Dalston, east London, on Monday following the death of 22-year-old Iuliana Tudos.

Ms Tudos, who also called herself Julie, was found dead in Finsbury Park, near her north London home, on December 27, having gone missing on Christmas Eve.

A crowdfunding appeal to raise money to cover Iuliana Tudos’ funeral has so far raised more than £15,000.

Ms Tudos, who police said was of Russian and Greek origin, was last seen by friends at around 8pm on Christmas Eve when she headed for a bus home from Camden.

She was due to meet them at another friend’s home in Enfield, north London, later that evening before spending Christmas Day there, but never arrived.

Police said CCTV footage showed her on the periphery of the park shortly after 8.20pm. 

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Messages and flowers left in tribute to Iuliana Tudos, who was found murdered in a north London park in Finsbury Park, several hundred metres from her home on Christmas Eve.
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Police investigators at work in Finsbury Park, north London, where the Metropolitan Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a building by the sports ground in the middle of the park.

Her body was found three days later in a disused building located in the north eastern area of the park.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the abdomen and a head injury.

A crowdfunding appeal to raise money to cover Ms Tudos’ funeral has so far raised more than £15,000.