Detectives are renewing an appeal for information as they continue to investigate the murder of a woman in Blackheath.

Police were called to reports of a body being found in a garage at Prendergast Road, around 5.00 pm on July 5, 2019.

The victim was identified as Amanda Gretton, 57, from Catford.

A post-mortem examination held two days later, revealed fractures to her neck and nose but was unable to establish a cause of death.

Amanda was first reported missing by a member of staff at her assisted living accommodation on May 15, last year.

There are no known sightings of Amanda, other than on CCTV in the Blackheath area, which captured her walking along Lawn Terrace in the early hours of May 15.

CCTV saw Amanda with another female whom police believe they have now identified.

Officers are appealing for information as to who was using those garages in Prendergast Road at the time.

The garages were known to be used by homeless people and as a location for fly-tipping.

Officers are particularly interested in a white van which was seen on CCTV to drive to and from the garages on, May 15, 2019.

Witnesses described a man and woman in the van.

When the suspects attended the garages, they were seen to speak to a man who was thought to be living in the garages at the time.

The occupants of the van have not been identified and officers urgently wish to contact them.

Police identified one of the males living in the garages who was arrested and released under investigation.

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder, one has been released without any further action and two have been released under investigation.

DCI Richard Vandenbergh said: “In addition to establishing who was in the van, I need to speak with anyone who used those garages in Prendergast Road last year.

“They may have information that will be crucial to this investigation.”

In a statement, Amanda’s family said: “Amanda was a gentle, sweet-natured and very vulnerable woman.

“She had a sad and horrible death; alone, without her family there to hold her hand and comfort her.

“We would be very grateful for any information that might help the police find out what happened & who was responsible for her death. Thank you.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 020 8721 4961 or anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers.