Man, 52, charged with murder of mother, 41, found near A3 Surrey road

Man, 52, is charged with murder of mother-of-four, 41, found dumped near A3 Surrey slip road as detectives appeal for witnesses of double decker bus

  • The body of Helen Anderson, 41, was discovered by the A3 slip road on Monday
  • Dean Messam, 52, has now been charged with murder and remanded in custody
  • A man, 51, from Hackney, was also arrested but has since been released on bail
  • Police has also released photos of decommissioned double-decker Brighton bus
  • A man has been charged with murder after the body of a mother-of-four was found dumped in the undergrowth next to a busy road, police confirmed today. 

    The body of Helen Anderson, 41, of Finsbury Park, London, was found by a member of the public by the northbound A3 slip road, leading out of Guildford, Surrey, at around 3pm on Monday.

    Dane Messam, 52, from Hackney, London, has been now charged with murder and has been remanded into custody, Surrey Police confirmed. 

    A 51-year-old man, also from Hackney, was also arrested in connection with the murder but has since been released on bail. 

    The body of Helen Anderson (pictured), 41, of Finsbury Park, London, was found by the northbound A3 slip road, leading out of Guildford, Surrey, at around 3pm on Monday

    The body of Helen Anderson (pictured), 41, of Finsbury Park, London, was found by the northbound A3 slip road, leading out of Guildford, Surrey, at around 3pm on Monday

    Dane Messam, 52, from Hackney, London, has been now charged with murder and has been remanded into custody, Surrey Police confirmed. Pictured: Scene near the A3 in Guildford

    Dane Messam, 52, from Hackney, London, has been now charged with murder and has been remanded into custody, Surrey Police confirmed. Pictured: Scene near the A3 in Guildford 

    Detectives also released pictures of a decommissioned double-decker Brighton and Hove bus on Friday in their latest appeal for witnesses.

    The force urged anyone who saw the bus in the North London area between 7.30pm on August 20 and 3pm on August 23 to get in touch with them.

    They are also looking to speak with anyone who saw the double-decker bus in the Guildford area between 3am and 4am on August 23. 

    Surrey Police previously said it believes mother-of-four Ms Anderson was killed elsewhere and her body left in the place it was found in the early hours of Monday morning.

    Ms Anderson’s family, including her four children, have paid a glowing tribute to her and are being supported by specially trained officers.

    Speaking after her death, her family said: ‘Our dear sister and daughter has gone. We loved you. In this life you faced many challenges and still you had a big heart. Goodbye dear Helen.’

    Detectives also released pictures of a decommissioned double-decker Brighton and Hove bus (pictured) on Friday in their latest appeal for witnesses

    Detectives also released pictures of a decommissioned double-decker Brighton and Hove bus (pictured) on Friday in their latest appeal for witnesses

    Surrey Police said it believes mother-of-four Ms Anderson was killed elsewhere and her body left in the place it was found in the early hours of Monday morning

    Surrey Police said it believes mother-of-four Ms Anderson was killed elsewhere and her body left in the place it was found in the early hours of Monday morning 

    The force urged anyone who saw the bus (pictured) in the North London area between 7.30pm on August 20 and 3pm on August 23 to get in touch with them

    The force urged anyone who saw the bus (pictured) in the North London area between 7.30pm on August 20 and 3pm on August 23 to get in touch with them

    Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers, who is investigating the case, said: ‘We are continuing to appeal for witnesses in relation to this investigation.

    ‘In particular, we would like to speak to anyone who saw a decommissioned double decker Brighton and Hove bus in the North London area between 7.30pm on 20 August and 3pm on 23 August.

    ‘We are also keen to speak to anyone who saw the same bus either driving or stationary in the Guildford area between the hours of 3am and 4am on 23 August.

    ‘If you have any information which could help our investigation, please contact us straightaway. You can also upload information straight to our Major Incident Public Portal.’

    Anyone with information, including dashcam, CCTV or smart doorbell footage, can contact Surrey Police quoting PR/45210089588 via their website, or by calling them on 101.

    People can also submit information through the Major Incident Public Portal, or anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.