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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.

Aerial shots of Ipswich Waterfront - courtesy of www.skycameast.co.uk

A deer that was trapped underneath a wooden structure near Ipswich Waterfront tonight has been rescued.

File picture of the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Paramedics have been called to an incident in Witham.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

A number of trains – starting with the 16.00 Colchester Town to Colchester – have been terminated or cancelled this afternoon due to a member of train crew being unavailable.

The RNLI

A lifeboat was called to help four people on board an angling vessel off the coast of Lowestoft earlier this afternoon.

The A14 near Stowupland

A crash involving two vehicles blocked the eastbound A14 at Stowmarket earlier this afternoon.

Jade Norman with her dogs Havilland, Mauno, Murphy and Jared

An animal lover on a mission to raise vital funds for a labrador rehoming charity is to embark on a 26-mile dog walk across Suffolk.

Trail makers are needed to keep an eye on the pigs during the summer months

Friendly faces are needed to greet visitors to Ipswich this summer and ensure the interactive Pigs Gone Wild trail is a success.

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