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Murder suspect found dead in cell

Sylwia Sobczak
Victim Sylwia Sobczak, 26, was Polish but had been living in London

A man accused of murder after the burnt remains of a woman were found in Hampshire has died in prison.

Ziaul Haque, 27, of Drummond Street, Camden Town, London, was found hanged in his prison cell at Winchester jail on Monday morning.

He had been in custody over the death of Polish national Sylwia Sobczak, 26, whose remains were found in a suitcase in Dummer, near Basingstoke, on 8 May.

The Ministry of Justice said it was investigating Mr Haque's death.

A spokesman added: "As with all deaths in custody, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will conduct an investigation."

The burnt body of Ms Sobczak, who lived in Mafeking Road, Tottenham, north London, was found in the case by a dog walker.

Police were initially unable to identify the body and made a nationwide appeal.




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