A murder investigation has been launched after a body was found in North Hertfordshire.

The body of a woman was found in a small car park between Roe Green and Wallington at around 8pm on Tuesday, November 14. Police officers are currently working to establish the woman's identity.

Officers have already arrested a 38-year-old man from Luton on suspicion of abduction and murder. He is now in custody.

The murder investigation is being conducted by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Major Crime Unit.

Police officers working on the case want to hear from anyone who saw a distinctive white Ford Fiesta with blue stripes being driven in the Cat Ditch Road area between 6pm and 8.30pm on Tuesday, November 14.

The Comet: Police would like to speak to anybody who may have seen this car on the evening of Tuesday, November 14.Police would like to speak to anybody who may have seen this car on the evening of Tuesday, November 14. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

An image has been released of the vehicle, which has a registration ending in DXU.

Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins, from the BCH Major Crime Unit, said: “We are working hard to identify the woman and trace her family who will be supported by our specially trained officers.

“As part of our investigation we would like to speak to anyone who saw the pictured vehicle in the Cat Ditch Road area. Please take a look at the image and get in touch if you saw it.

“We believe there are a few vehicles of this type in the local area and so I would like to stress that we know the owner of this particular vehicle.

“I particularly want to ask anyone who was driving in the area with a dash cam to check their footage and get in touch if you spot the vehicle.

“If you have any other information that you think may help our investigation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

Information can be reported online at herts.police.uk/report, via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or by calling 101 and quoting Op Shant.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you can do so by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.