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."


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.