Sabina Nessa: 36-year-old man charged with murder

There will be a sense of relief that a suspect has been charged but the overwhelming sense in Kidbrooke is one of sadness, ITV News Reporter Chloe Keedy explains

A 36-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Sabina Nessa in Kidbrooke, south-east London.

Koci Selamaj of Terminus Road, Eastbourne was charged on Monday with the killing of the 28-year-old primary teacher. He was arrested in Eastbourne, East Sussex in the early hours of Sunday before being taken into police custody.

Selamaj will appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Ms Nessa was killed as she walked through Cator Park in Kidbrooke, south-east London, on her way to meet a friend on September 17. Ms Nessa taught a year one class at Rushey Green Primary School in Catford, also south-east London. On Friday, hundreds of people – including her sister – gathered for a candlelit vigil organised in Pegler Square, Kidbrooke, in her memory. Jebina Yasmin Islam, Ms Nessa’s sister, broke down as she addressed crowds. She said: “Words cannot describe how we are feeling, this feels like we are stuck in a bad dream and can’t get out of it – our world is shattered, we are simply lost for words. “No family should go through what we are going through.”