Teenager Charged Over Two Colchester Murders

A 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of possession of a deadly weapon, has now been connected with two murders in Colchester last year.

Police arrested the teenager on the Salary Brook Trail at about 11am on Tuesday, 26 May.

Following enquiries by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, he has now been arrested on suspicion of the murders of James Attfield and Nahid Almanea.

James Attfield was murdered in March last year. The 33-year-old, also known as Jim, was found on the Riverside Path in Colchester in the early hours of Saturday, 29 March, with more than 100 stab wounds to his body.

Nahid Almanea, a student at the University of Essex, was murdered on Tuesday, 17 June, 2014 on the Salary Brook Trail in Colchester as she walked from her student accommodation in nearby Woodrow Way to the university complex in Wivenhoe.

Enquiries are continuing and officers would like to hear from anyone who may have any information in relation to the investigation.

Anyone that can help is ask to call Essex Police on 101 or they can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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