The News Shopper has opened this online book of condolence to bring together tributes to Sabina Nessa.

The 28-year-old, who taught at Rushey Green Primary School in Lewisham, was found dead near the OneSpace community centre in Cator Park on Saturday.

Her death is being treated as a murder, and a man in his 40s who was arrested on suspicion of killing her has been released under further investigation.

On Friday, members of the community will gather in Peglar square from 7pm for a candlelit vigil to remember the suspected murder victim.

Annie Gibbs, the vice-chair of the Kidbrooke forum community group, told The Guardian: “We are a loving community and we have a strong sense of solidarity.

“Everyone wants the same thing – to support Sabina’s family and to make sure that we find whoever did this, so that she can get justice.

“We want people to respect and honour her life and make sure that we send a loud and clear message that we are a united community and this violent act isn’t going to divide us.

“Violence isn’t welcome here and we will stand up against it. Although many people didn’t know Sabina, our community is one.”

In a time where not everyone is comfortable with gatherings or might not be able to pay their respects in person, this online book of condolence will act as a way for families and friends to virtually pay tribute.

Anyone who would like to pay tribute or offer their condolences is invited to leave a message on this page.

There may be a slight delay in your messages appearing on the page as they must first be approved by News Shopper staff.

Book of condolence

"Pay tribute to 28-year-old Sabina Nessa"

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Hugh Davies

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
Sabina Nessa R.I.P. Five minutes from home Sabina Nessa walking in the dark, Was savagely murdered by a complete stranger in the park. Hidden under a pile of leaves ,discovered by a dog walker, Indiscriminately attacked by an unknown male stalker. Women and girls deserve to feel safe at all times, But are being subjected to an intensity of crimes. Male violence is killing women and restricting their right to be free, Tackling crime against women must become a policing priority. A kind and dedicated teacher a devastating end meets. "It's why we don't walk where we want, when we want on our streets." A growing list of women who's lives have come to an end, Sabina was due to go and see her family at the weekend. Women all over Britain are worryingly stressing, An unending cycle of violence against women is depressing. Our gender violence epidemic is a disgrace, Tougher measures to protect our women we must put in place. R.I.P. Sabina So sorry this has come about

Community contributor

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
R.I.P. Sabina, such a bright and successful young lady taken to early from this earth. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends and work colleges and those wonderful children who are probably asking "Where has Miss Nessa gone". May justice be served soon and the police complete there investigation. You will never be forgotten

Amy Hamilton

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
R.I.P Sabina Nessa! It's so sad to see another young woman's life taken! My thoughts are with your family&friends ❤❤❤

Michele Vincent

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
So sad 😞 gone too soon and a cruel way!! Hope the family and friends get justice very soon.. RIP Sabina xxx ❤️

Dianne Gray

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
I'm so sorry Sabina Nessa, Rest in Peace, taken too soon, because women are not safe on the streets of the UK. Our lives are cheap, and you didn't deserve it or your family that pain. Goodbye beautiful soul.

Community contributor

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
So sad for the family's loss. Prayer for all who loved Sabina and for all who were impacted by her care and devotion. May your legacy of care be carried forward by all whose lives you touched. Praying for justice.

Community contributor

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
I am full of sadness for the lost future of Sabina and for the pain of loss to her family, friends, colleagues and pupils.

Maggie Thomas

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
Rest in peace Sabina. We never knew you personally. Our hearts are truly saddened.

Community contributor

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
As a man I pay tribute to Sabins who's life cut short by a mindless act. RIP Sabina. My sensire condolences to you your family and friends in this sad difficult times.

Community contributor

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
Sabina , my condolences to your family, friends & pupils at this heartbreaking time , such a beautiful , kind young lady taken far too soon it’s so very sad and unfair. may you rest in peace

Shauna mcardle

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
God bless you Sabina you and your family, may you get justice and be at peace now look over your family and friends at this sad time Fly high angel ❤️

A.A

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
We have been so saddened by this awful news and feel the grieve of sabina's family. You are in our prayers and praying justice will be done.

Steven Rowley

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
R.I.P sending condolences to your family you left this world in the worst possible way and justice will be served you will always be remembered by your family friends colleagues and students x

Carrie Hazelden

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
RIP Sabina Nessa , thinking of your family and friends at this terrible time . You will never be forgotten xx

Rita Richmond

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
RIP beautiful lady, no one deserves this. my condolences to ur family for there dreadful loss. our thoughts are with ur family and friends. ❤️

Charlotte Hind

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
R I.P. My condolences to the family at this sad and distressing time x

Anne Bryson

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
I hope this terrible loss will be the start of the end of violence against women and girls in society. Every one should think about how they can assist change. I send my heartfelt love you to your family, friends, colleagues and especially the children who knew you. Remember Sabina has touched the hearts of so many people. I wish I could be with you tonight. Anne

J

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
So so sorry this has happened I prey your perpetrator is caught I didn't know you but recently discovered you taught a friends child who loved you to bits R. I. P to a wonderful lady 💔

Ana Melbourne

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
Dear Miss Nessa — our daughters beautiful teacher, who was always smiling, compassionate and caring. Miriam and I will forever miss you. We will never forget how you helped settled Miriam into her new class and calm her anxiety and neves. She loved you dearly and says it won’t be the same without you. Rest in Perfect Peace! ❤️🙏🏽🌹🕯

Community contributor

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
R.I.P sabina, you had your whole life ahead of you until someone cruelly took it away, please god give her parents and siblings the strength to get through this horrific ordeal.

Community contributor

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
Such a sad loss, I hope you rest in eternal peace. Xx

Pastor Freddie Kawuma Ssimbwa

Pay tribute to 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa
It is really sad and we pray that God may comfort the bereaved family and people in our community at this distressing moments, May those who killed her repent and turn their hearts toward God and ask for forgiveness.