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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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'Intensive fingertip search' of pond in murder hunt

Police officers in Essex have drained a pond near the scene where Saudi Arabian student Nahid Almanea was murdered in Colchester last Tuesday and are carrying out an "intensive fingertip search."

Police said officers were carrying out an 'intensive fingertip search'. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 31-year-old was stabbed 16 times and left to die as she walked along a quiet footpath in the town.

Police officer search reeds in the area where the student was stabbed. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The search came as Detective chief superintendent Steve Worron issued a new appeal for information about a man seen wearing a "distinctive" beige-coloured jacket while walking along the Salary Brook Trail, where Ms Almanea was killed, around the time of the attack.

A police dog searching the area where Nahid Almanea was murdered on Tuesday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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