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

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”.

Police have arrested suspects in connection to two separate armed raids in Cressing and Great Yeldham in Essex

A Suffolk prisoner has been given another four-year jail term after holding his cellmate hostage leading to a four-hour stand off with prison officers.

Rail passengers travelling between London to Ipswich this morning are facing delays after ‘trespass incident’ between Colchester and Marks Tey.

The A14 Orwell Bridge will remain open today as Storm Doris looks to have passed - but it was a busy night for the emergency services as they dealt with the aftermath.

Police have moved to reassure the public after a surge in violent crime in Ipswich has seen 11 major incidents in the past six months.

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