Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 13°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Colchester: Family tribute to “warm and loving” Nahid Almanea who was murdered in June

12:43 25 July 2014

Detective chief superintendent Steve Worron addressing the media at an earlier press conference

Detective chief superintendent Steve Worron addressing the media at an earlier press conference


The family of Nahid Almanea who was murdered in Colchester last month have issued a tribute to her.


Speaking on behalf of the family, Dc Jane Morgan, family liaison officer, said: “As a family we have been left devastated by the terrible murder of Nahid. Nahid was a remarkable and gentle person who was loved for her kind and caring nature.

“Publicly Nahid was a quiet and dignified lady who chose to pursue her academic studies in order to work towards her PhD and whilst in England she made a decision that she would respect her heritage and traditions in the way that she dressed and conducted herself. However, when she was with her family Nahid was a warm and loving person who enjoyed laughter and the company of her parents, siblings and extended family.

“The amount of people that attended Nahid’s funeral is a tribute to how much she was cared for and respected. As a family we have been upset by the media speculation about Nahid’s death in particular the publishing of a photograph claiming to be Nahid, which is not her.

“We wish to appeal directly to the person responsible for Nahid’s death, to come forward and hand themselves in to the police in order to relieve our suffering and let justice take its course.

“It is vital that anyone with any information about Nahid’s death, no matter how small, contacts the police to share the information. We respectfully ask that we are left alone to grieve in private as we continue to work with the police in England and Saudi Arabia to investigate this brutal crime.”

Nahid was murdered on the Salary Brook Trail in Colchester at around 10.40am on June 17. Officers investigating her death travelled to Saudi Arabia to meet with her family. They returned last week.

Detective superintendent, Steve Worron, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “During the visit, the officers had several meetings with Nahid’s family and police officers in Jeddah.

“These took place over a number of days and during these my officers were able to extend our condolences to her family as well as gaining further information about Nahid’s life in Saudi Arabia before she left to further her studies in England.”

He added: “This visit was an important step in engaging with Nahid’s family as well as developing links with local police who are keen to assist with the investigation.”

Detectives are continuing with their enquiries to trace a number of people who were seen on the Salary Brook Trail between 10.15am and 10.45am on the morning that Nahid was murdered.

Their descriptions are all on the Essex Police website and on social media sites.

Detective superintendent Steve Worron said: “Please have a look at the appeals, share them with your friends and colleagues. Any information you have no matter how small could help us so please get in touch via the incident room on 01245 282103 or anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Crimestoppers have offered a reward of £10,000 payable for information which leads to the conviction of the person or people responsible for Nahid’s murder.

The appeals are listed at



Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Nick Alston, Essex Police & Crime Commissioner.

Up to 15 police stations in Essex could be axed as the county’s force admits its property estate is “haemorrhaging money”.

The of the A130 Road at Rettendon, opened in 2002. PIC ROB SAMBROOK

A section of a major road in Essex will be upgraded into a three-lane highway to cater for a significant increase in traffic.

Motorists were sent on a diversion nearly 30miles (47.7km) long

We all bemoan the diversions which close the highways and byways of Suffolk when roadworks are set up.

The Orwell Bridge

There have been a number of crashes on the county’s roads this morning.

Mr Kathirithamby, the premises licence holder and director of KVS Food and Wine Ltd, in Bramford Road, was fined £803 and had his personal licence revoked after pleading guilty to selling alcohol to  children

An Ipswich man has pleaded guilty to selling alcohol to children from his shop.

Campaigners have been calling for a by-pass for decades.

Local councils are to spend £500,000 in a bid to kick-start proposals for a four villages’ by-pass – a move that could see the road opened by 2021.

The homeless in Ipswich tuck in to a hot meal at the Ipswich Winter Night Shelter. Photograph Simon Parker

The Ipswich Winter Night Shelter has launched a drive for volunteers ahead of opening its doors on December 2.

The Northgate High School team competing at a regional heat in Ford Dunton

Northgate High School pupils are preparing for a grand prix experience as they compete in the finals of the Greenpower International Kit Car competition.

Work is being stepped up at hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex to deal with “bed blocking” after new figures revealed more than 38,000 “bed days” have been lost because of the issue since 2012.

Ipswich Crown Court.

A Suffolk man who sexually assaulted two schoolgirls has been jailed for 10 and a half years.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages