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Colchester: Knife found on estate where Nahid Almanea was murdered

Knife found in Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester

Knife found in Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester

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A busy road in the Greenstead estate, Colchester, was temporarily closed this afternoon after a member of the public spotted a knife.

Knife found in Hawthorn Avenue, ColchesterKnife found in Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester

The passer-by, Michael Cooper, was returning home from the Hunwick Parade shops when he saw the red-handled blade lying in Hawthornn Avenue.

He told a police patrol which was in the area as part of week anniversary enquiries following the murder of Saudi Arabian Essex University student Nahid Almanea on a nearby footpath last Tuesday.

Officers immediately sealed off the road and a forensic expert handled the scene.

The knife has now been taken away for testing to see if it is linked to the killing of Ms Almanea.

Mr Cooper said: “I thought it might be something or nothing, but the police have certainly taken it seriously.”

Read more about the latest appeal for information in the investigation here.

Team manager Alf Ramsey and trainer Harold Sheperdson (standing) watch England's victory over Germany in the 1966 World Cup

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