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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 warn Colchester people after knife attacks

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

Essex Police have advised people in Colchester not to visit isolated places alone, after two fatal knife attacks in the town in three months.

Nahid Almanea, 31, was found on Saturday near the University of Essex campus. She had been stabbed 16 times.

James Attfield, 33, was stabbed 100 times in Castle Park in March.

Police say a man in his fifties is helping them with their inquiries.

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