A woman found dead in a park could have been murdered on Christmas Eve, police have said.

The body of the woman, believed to be aged in her 20s, was discovered in an outbuilding near the sports ground in Finsbury Park, north London, at about 16:30 GMT on Wednesday.

The woman has not yet been formally identified, police said.

No arrests have been made and a post-mortem examination is due to take place.

A member of the public found the body, police said.

Det Ch Insp Nicola Wall added: “We believe that this woman was attacked while in the park and this may have occurred on Christmas Eve.

“We are trying to establish the motive for the attack and would like to hear from anyone who has seen anything suspicious in that part of Finsbury Park around the Christmas holiday period.”