A woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of her mother after her severed head was found in a canal.
Arizo Nour, 33, appeared in court via video link at the Old Bailey on Friday after being charged with the murder of 57-year-old Karima Nour – who police have now confirmed was her mother.
Prosecutor Louise Oakley told the court that dismembered “human body parts” were also discovered in a canal off Bulls Bridge Lane, in Southall, west London, earlier this week.
Police attended a property in Feltham on Sunday, August 6 where large quantities of blood were found.
Ms Oakley said: “Police were called and, as a result of this, the defendant’s details were circulated as a person of interest.
“There were concerns raised about the deceased woman’s welfare as they had not been heard from for 24 hours.”
She added: “An initial search of that area revealed a suitcase in the canal, with human body parts found inside.”
By the early hours of Monday morning, the suspect had been held in custody, the court heard.
A further suitcase was found which also contained human body parts.
The Metropolitan Police today clarified what took place and said that the victim was Arizo Nour’s mother.
Their statement said: “Police had been called to an address in Northumberland Crescent, Feltham, at 10.26pm on Sunday, 6 August to reports of a concern for welfare. Officers attended.
“Nobody was found inside the property, however there were signs that a disturbance had taken place.
“As a result of enquiries by officers, searches were carried out in the Grand Union Canal, off Bulls Bridge Lane, Southall and near to Greenford Road, on Monday, 7 and Thursday, 10 August.
“The remains of the body of Karima Nour, aged 57, were found in the canal.”
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Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, local policing commander in west London, said: “This was a shocking incident and my thoughts are with the friends and family of Karima Nour.
“I appreciate the community’s patience while cordons have been in place to allow searches of the canal to be carried out.”
The investigation is being led by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.
Arizo Nour, of Northumberland Crescent, Feltham, was remanded in custody to appear at the same court on 1 December.
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