Man arrested over Saudi student's murder released

A 19-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of a Saudi Arabia student has been released.

Nahid Almanea died after she was stabbed 16 times as she walked along a path in Colchester, Essex, on Tuesday morning. Credit: ITV News

The man was being questioned in connection to the murder of 31-year-old Nahid Almanea who was stabbed 16 times while walking in Colchester, Essex last Tuesday.

He was also being held over a separate attack on a woman who was assaulted while jogging in the town on Thursday.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "No further action against him is planned in respect of either the murder or the assault as he has been eliminated from both inquiries."

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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.