Met believe there is strong possibility killer was known to 27-year-old murdered in her Hyde Park home

Police say they are keeping an open mind about who was responsible for the murder of Kamonnan Thiamphanit – and say it is entirely possible her assailant was known to her.

The 27-year-old was killed in her own home in Stanhope Place, which runs just north of Hyde Park on Monday.

Police are continuing to appeal for information about Angela, as she was known to her friends, or of any comings and goings near her home on Monday, when she was found after police forced entry to her home at approximately 8.30pm. She had been stabbed.

Commander Owain Richards said: “Kamonnan had dual nationality – Chinese/Hong Kong and Thai, she was aged 27, and was working in London.

“We are supporting her devastated family and friends as best we can as they come to terms with their tragic loss. They are overseas and the process of informing them has taken some time as a result.

“To lose a loved one in these circumstances is unimaginable, and our thoughts are with them. We ask that their privacy is respected at this very sad and difficult time.”

Kamonnan Thiamphanit (Picture: The Met)

Commander Richards added: “I completely understand the shock and concern this incident has caused, especially to women living and working in the area, and indeed to Londoners as a whole. I also appreciate there is significant speculation about what happened to Kamonnan.

“While our detectives are keeping an open mind regarding any motive, I can confirm they believe it is possible that her attacker was known to her.

“I reiterate their appeal for anyone who has information or material that could assist the investigation to make contact with us, either via officers at the cordon, 101 or online.”

He added: “This terrible incident follows a number of other horrific fatal attacks on women recently – including those in Croydon, Hackney and Lewisham.

“We recently shared information about the work we’re doing to tackle violence against women and girls, using data-led tactics to target dangerous offenders and bring them to justice.

“Kamonnan’s murder makes us all the more determined in our efforts to do everything we possibly can to keep women and girls safe.”

Pictured top: Commander Owain Richards (Picture: The Met)

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