HUNDREDS of students turned out to pay their respects to Nahid Al-Manea.

Essex University’s Islamic Society hosted the condolences service at the Wivenhoe Campus at 2.10pm today.

A number of speakers paid tribute to the student, who was murdered on a footpath in Greenstead on Tuesday morning, and prayers were read from the Koran.

Speaking after the service vice chancellor Anthony Forster said: “The news is devastating.

“We are a really close knit family university.

“We’re here today to stand together as one global family.

“I’m incredibly proud of the fact we’ve come together in this way.”

Read a full report in Monday’s paper.


VIDEO: CCTV shows tragic Greenstead murder victim Nahid Al-Manea walking to university just 20 minutes before she was found fatally wounded