Two people arrested in trans murder case

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Detectives investigating the murder of Kellie Telesford today arrested two people.

However, police are still asking anyone who knew Kellie or has information relevant to the murder investigation to contact them.

40-year-old Kellie’s body was found at her Thornton Heath flat last Wednesday after police responded to calls from friends and forced entry into the apartment.

DCI Cliff Lyons, from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, is leading the investigation.

Earlier today he told

“We would also like to speak to anyone who knew or who has had a relationship with Kellie to help us build a picture of her lifestyle.

“We know she went to venues popular with the LGBT communities, in particular in the Croydon and Brixton area.

“There are several lines of enquiry that we are following, but help from the community is still paramount.

“I would also like to reassure all the communities affected by Kellie’s murder that our dedicated team of detectives are committed to finding the person responsible.

“The LGBT liaison officers are acting as line of communication to and from the investigation team, ensuring any fears can be addressed.

“It should be stressed though that we have not seen any further incidents similar to Kellie’s murder.

“Information will be treated sensitively and in the strictest confidence.”

The incident room can be contacted on 020 8721 4205, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

LGBT Liaison Officer PC Russell Pritchard is assisting with investigation.

He urged members of the trans community with any information to contact him on 0207 232 6159 or 07722 026 422.