Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with the murder of a prostitute.

Robert Richard Fraser was arrested last night in the Leicester Square area and has been taken to a central London police station, Scotland Yard said.

The body of Maria Duque-Tunjano, a 48-year-old Briton originally from Colombia, was discovered at a flat in Earls Court, west London, on Friday.

Detectives had linked her murder to an attack on another sex worker on January 18.

"Police were appealing for assistance in locating Robert Richard Fraser following the murder of Maria Duque-Tunjano on Friday," A Scotland Yard statement said.

"He was arrested last night in the Leicester Square area and has been taken to a central London police station.

"We thank the media and the public for their assistance with this appeal."