Police have arrested a teenager as the fourth suspect connected with the murder of William Algar in Barnes, whose body was found at the start of the year.

Mr Algar, known to friends as Blaise, was found dead at an address in Nowell Road on January 3, with his arms and legs having been removed from his body.

Officers have now arrested an 18-year-old man in relation to the incident, on suspicion of murder and preventing the lawful burial of a body.

He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Two men and a 17-year-old boy had previously been arrested in relation to the case.

The boy, from Kensington and Chelsea, was the first to be arrested and was charged with murder on January 6.

He has made one appearance at the Old Bailey, but is not scheduled to enter a plea until a hearing in May.

The other two men include a 44-year-old, who was arrested on suspicion of murder and preventing lawful burial of a body on January 27, and a 19-year-old arrested on suspicion of the same offences on January 31.

The two men have been released on bail pending further enquiries, while the 17-year-old boy remains in custody.

Detectives continue to appeal for information and are especially keen to hear from anyone who may have had contact with Blaise in December 2019.

Blaise, who lived at the address, was discovered during a search of the property on Nowell Road, SW13 on Friday, 3 January.

Anyone with information that could assist police with their enquiries is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4054, or stay anonymous by contacting the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.