Nahid Almanea murder: Arrested man released

A man arrested in connection with the brutal murder of Saudi Arabian student Nahid Almanea has been released, police said.

The 52-year-old man has been positively eliminated from enquiries, Essex Police said.

Essex Police have asked the public if they saw a woman carrying this bag on the morning of Nahid's murder.
Essex Police asked the public if they saw a woman carrying this bag on the morning of Nahid's murder. Credit: PA

Nahid, 31, died after she was stabbed 16 times as she walked along a path in Colchester, Essex, on Tuesday morning.

She had been studying an English language course at the University of Essex as part of her studies for a life sciences PhD.

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Police hope jacket holds key to Colchester stab death

Essex Police have released a picture of a distinctive jacket worn by a man seen near the site where the body of Nahid Almanea's was found in Colchester last week.