Nahid Almanea: BBC Crimewatch appeal yields 'encouraging' response

CCTV of Nahid Almanea Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption Nahid Almanea was seen on CCTV in the Greenstead area of Colchester

Police said they have had an encouraging response to a BBC Crimewatch appeal for information about the murder of a student in Essex.

Nahid Almanea, 31, was found stabbed on the Salary Brook Trail in Colchester on 17 June.

She had been studying English at the University of Essex.

Det Ch Insp Lucy Morris, who appeared on the BBC1 programme on Tuesday, said several calls had come in which could help with the investigation.

Ms Almanea was studying English at the Wivenhoe-based university with a view to starting a life sciences PhD.

She usually went to the university with her brother. On the day of her death, he had had to leave earlier than usual.

She had been living in the UK for less than a year when she was murdered.

Police are appealing for a number of people in the area at the time of her death to come forward.

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