A second person has been arrested following the death of a vulnerable man in Barnes.

Detectives investigation the murder of William Algar arrested a 44-year-old man on Monday, January 27 on suspicion of murder and of preventing the lawful burial of a body.

He has been bailed pending further enquiries to a west London police station in mid-February.

A 17-year-old man from Kensington and Chelsea was charged with murder on January 6. He appeared in custody at the Old Bailey on January 8. He is remanded to appear for a plea hearing at the same court on May 23.

Mr Algar was found dead at an address in Nowell Road on Friday, January 3 after police were called to reports of concern for the occupant.

His dismembered body was discovered at the property, with his arms and legs having been removed.

His family issued a statement a week after the discovery of the body.

The statement read: “We are utterly horrified to lose our son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, friend in such tragic circumstances.

“William Algar, also known as Blaise, was an incredibly talented musician and a gentle man. He was a brilliant jazz trumpeter and his playing brought joy to so many people.

“He was also a very vulnerable man.”

“We hope that someone, anyone, can provide vital information to ensure those responsible for his death are brought to justice as swiftly as possible.

“Please contact the police if you can help, even if it feels like a small piece of information it might prove crucial to the investigation.”

Anyone with information that could assist police with their enquiries is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4054.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.