Detectives have released CCTV footage of a man they are hunting following the murder of a woman in Earls Court.

The footage of Robert Richard Fraser - who also uses the aliases Robert Aleem and Shia Robert Jackson - and was taken in central London on Sunday February 2.

Fraser is wanted in connection with the murder of Maria Duque-Tunjano, who was found dead on Friday January 31 at a flat in Earls Court Square, SW5. Police believe that he may still be in central or north west London area.

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Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Wall, leading the investigation, said: "We have established that Maria was last seen alive on Tuesday January 28. We also understand she was in the company of a man and our primary focus is to trace him as part of this investigation.

"It is now our belief that this man was also responsible for an attack on another female sex worker in Paddington. It is imperative that we trace him as soon as possible. We have spoken to organisations with links to those who work in the sex industry to make them aware of this incident and pass on the message that personal safety of sex workers is of paramount importance."

Formal identification of the body has still to take place, however police have confirmed today that the victim is Maria Duque-Tunjano, 48, who is a British national originally from Columbia and resident of iStreatham.

Her body had been at the flat for a number of days, and a post mortem at Westminster Mortuary on Sunday February 2 and gave the cause of death as blunt trauma to the head.

Police enquiries have established that Maria was a sex worker who used the flat in Earls Court Square for her work. It is believed she was robbed of a quantity of cash during the assault.

Officers are now linking another attack on a female sex worker at an address in Paddington on 18 January, with this murder. On that occasion the woman, aged in her 20s, was assaulted and robbed by a man - she was not seriously injured.

Fraser is known to suffer from mental health for an immediate sighting of Robert Richard Fraser, dial 999.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts, or who has information which could assist the investigation, is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8785 8244 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.