London's Metropolitan Police Commissioner says the arrest of a serving officer on suspicion of murdering missing woman Sarah Everard has "sent waves of shock and anger" through the public and the force.
Last night, human remains were found in woodland in Ashford in Kent.
Police say it may take some time to confirm the identity.
33-year-old Ms Everard went missing just over a week ago in south London.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said the disappearance in 'awful and wicked' circumstances is every family's worst nightmare.
She said: "The news that it was a Metropolitan Police officer arrested on suspicion of Sarah’s murder has sent waves of shock and anger through the public and through the whole of the Met.
"I speak on behalf of all my colleagues in the Met when I say we are utterly appalled at this dreadful news. Our job is to patrol the streets and to protect people.
"The investigation is large, fast moving and very determined. We have hundreds of officers and staff who have been working around the clock."
She added that it's "incredibly rare for a woman to be abducted" from London streets, but she "completely understands" that many women will be worried and feeling scared.
As the investigation continues, 'high levels' of police patrols remain in place in the area where Ms Everard was abducted.