Three arrests after man’s body found in Loughton woodland

Three men have been arrested after a man’s body was found in woodland two days after being taken against his will in a car in north London, police say.

His body was discovered by Oakwood Hill Industrial Estate in Loughton, Essex, at about noon on Saturday.

The man, and a woman, who were known to each other, were taken from Ebony Crescent, Enfield, on Thursday night, the Met Police said.

The three men are in police custody after they were arrested in Kent.

The woman, who is in her 30s, has been found physically unharmed, police say. The man was in his 40s.

Det Ch Insp Kate Kieran said: “While the investigation remains at an early stage, a key line of enquiry is that the man and woman were taken against their will in a vehicle on Thursday night.

“I need anyone who was in the Ebony Crescent area on the night of Thursday 13 October and may have witnessed something suspicious, to contact police immediately.

“This is a very complex and fast-moving investigation.”

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