Exactly a week on from the murder of a student in Colchester, detectives are asking the public to remain vigilant.
31 year old student Nahid Almanea from Saudi Arabia, was stabbed 16 times and left to die as she walked along the Salary Brook Trail at around 10.40am on Tuesday, June 17.
Intensive fingertip searches of the area are being carried out, including draining ponds and lakes. Detectives have set up checkpoints asking people if they were in the area at around the same time last week. They have been speaking to cyclists and pedestrians in particular.
Police would like to speak to a man identified by witnesses as walking behind two women at around 8.45am on Friday, June 13.
Witnesses believe that one of these women may have been Nahid Almanea. The man was seen to follow them as they came out of a house in Stanley Wooster Way, Colchester.
He is described as white, in his 30s, around 5ft 10ins tall with short, dark hair. He was dressed casually and was wearing dark jeans. He is also had a local Colchester accent.
Any one that can help is asked to contact the incident room on 01245 282103.