Gallery: Essex officers meet Saudi Arabian officials as murder investigation continues

Essex Police escort a delegation from the Saudi embassy during a visit to Salary Brook in Greenstead

Essex Police escort a delegation from the Saudi embassy during a visit to Salary Brook in Greenstead, Colchester, to see the scene where Nahid Almanea was killed last June. - Credit: Su Anderson

Detectives investigating the murder of Nahid Almanea met with officials from the Kingdom Saudi Arabia (KSA) in Colchester today.

The visitors received an update from the senior investigating officer, Detective Superintendent Mark Hall and met with senior Essex Police officers.

Ms Almanea, 31, was murdered on June 17, 2014 on the Salary Brook Trail in Colchester.

The Saudi national, who was studying at the University of Essex, died as a result of 16 stab wounds.

She was attacked around 10.40am as she walked from her student accommodation in nearby Woodrow Way along the trail to the university complex in Wivenhoe.

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Det Supt Hall said: “We continue to liaise closely with the KSA Embassy and remain committed to obtaining justice for Nahid. We are looking at a number of lines of enquiry.

“This is a complex and large scale investigation but we remain focussed on pursuing each piece of information in order to identify the person or persons responsible for Nahid’s murder.”

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Independent charity Crimestoppers has offered a £10,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder.

The KSA delegation included officials from Ministry of Interior and Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecutions.

Police are continuing to appeal for information about the murder, contact 01245 282103 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 to help.

Full details of the appeals are available on the Essex Police website

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