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Colchester: Dermot O’Leary ‘so sad’ to hear of murder in former home town

PUBLISHED: 16:57 19 June 2014

Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O'Leary

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Dermot O’Leary, the radio and television presenter from Colchester, has commented on the recent murder in his former home town.

Mr O’Leary, 41, who started his career at Radio Essex, said he was “so sad” to hear of the death of Saudi Arabian student Nahid Amlania, who was found unconscious in an alleyway off Avon Way in Greenstead on Tuesday morning.

The former Big Brother’s Little Brother presenter, tweeted: “So sad to hear about the stabbing in my old home town of Colchester. Hope the town unites to find the attacker.”

Police this afternoon revealed that Ms Almania, who was living in Colchester while studying at the University of Essex, had been stabbed 16 times in a “brutal and savage attack”.

Five people have died after a knifeman brought terror to the heart of Westminster, mowing down pedestrians then stabbing an unarmed policeman before being shot by armed officers.

An alleged child sex offence is recorded by police almost every four hours in Suffolk and Essex in total, an investigation has revealed.

MPs from Suffolk and Essex were caught up in the drama around Westminster – with several caught in the lockdown at the House of Commons as they voted in the Chamber.

At least five people have died and around 40 people have been injured after a knife-wielding man drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London before stabbing a police officer outside the Houses of Parliament in an apparent terrorist attack.

Eyewitnesses have described the terror and destruction caused by a major terrorist incident in London today.

Community leaders in Leiston have put together an 18-point wish list of improvements they want EDF Energy to put in place if the Sizewell C nuclear power station is given the go-ahead.

MPs for north Essex, many of whom are on lockdown in Westminster, have taken to social media to react to events in the heart of London today.

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