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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.

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Police 'unsure' if Muslim dress was murder motive

Police search the scene at Salary Brook Trail in Colchester, Essex, where Nahid Almanea's body was found. Credit: Press Association

Essex Police say they cannot yet be sure whether Saudi Arabian student Nadid Almanea was killed because she was wearing Muslim dress. It is one line of inquiry, they say.

Nahid's body was found on a footpath in Colchester on Saturday. She had been stabbed 16 times.

Speaking at a press conference today, Essex Police also said they were investigating whether her death was linked to another fatal Colchester stabbing in March.

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