Trail reopened as attempts to find the killers of Nahid Al Manea in Greenstead and James Attfield near Castle Park continue

Gazette: Top left officer Steve Worron, bottom left victim James Attfield, bottom right efit of man of interest, right cordon at Salary Brook Top left officer Steve Worron, bottom left victim James Attfield, bottom right efit of man of interest, right cordon at Salary Brook

UPDATED:

A MURDER scene has been reopened to the public.

Hundreds of trees and shrubs have been cut down on the Salary Brook Nature Reserve by officers who have spent three weeks searching for clues to help solve the murder of Nahid Al-Manea in Greenstead on Tuesday, June 17, shortly before 10.40am.

The search teams have left Greenstead.

Nahid, 31, of Woodrow Way, Colchester, was stabbed 16 times and killed.

The family of the Essex University student from Saudi Arabia are still waiting for justice.

The killer is still out there, there are no eyewitnesses who have come forward and no confirmed forensic evidence to identify them.

Detectives are now going through the thousands of items recovered and thousands of pages of witness statements.

Others are looking at CCTV footage recovered.

Det Chief Supt Steve Worron said: “It is three weeks on from the brutal attack on Nahid.
“We continue to appeal for witnesses.

“I know the single greatest reassurance we can provide to the community is to catch the people responsible.

“The killers of Nahid took a great risk killing so close to a busy main road and close to blocks of flats.

“This, and the attack of James, are very rare.”

Officers are still searching for a man in a beige jacket and a man in a red hooded top.

The investigation into the murder of James Attfield also continues.

Jim, 33, of East Bay, a father-of-five, was murdered shortly before 6am on Saturday, March 29.

Police are desperate to find a couple seen the night before on a bench close to a man who may have been Jim at about 11.30pm the previous evening.

Anyone with information call 01245 282103 or anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Rewards of £10,000 have been offered by Crimestoppers for information leading to the conviction of either killer.

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ATTEMPTS to catch Colchester’s killers will be slow and painstaking, police have admitted.

The first phase of the investigation into the murder of Nahid Al-Manea – gathering witness statements, CCTV and items – is ending.

The Salary Brook Trail, where Nahid was found with 16 stab wounds, is expected to reopen today with the search of the area coming to an end.

Det Chief Supt Steve Worron urged residents to remain patient as police move on to the next phase.

More than 100 officers will be reviewing witness statements, CCTV footage and the thousands of forensic exhibits collected, and cross referencing them with information in the James Attfield murder.

Mr Worron said this work will take time, but is the most likely way they will catch the person, or people, responsible.

He added: “There is no golden nugget.

“No eyewitnesses to either murder has come forward and no significant piece of forensic evidence provides conclusive proof of who the offender or offenders are.

“This is going to be methodical, taking one piece at a time to build a picture “The public have given us a great deal of assistance, but it will take time.

“I can understand people are worried the killer, or killers, are still potentially out there.

“This will be a slow and painstaking investigation, the scale of which is very rare, not just in Essex but nationally.”

Nahid, 31, was killed on the Salary Brook Trail, near Colchester’s Greenstead estate, on Tuesday, June 17, at 10.39am.

She was living with her brother in Woodrow Way, Colchester, while studying English at Essex University.

She had arrived in the UK six months ago and was planning to do a PhD in life sciences.

James Attfield, 33, of East Bay, Colchester, was found with 102 stab wounds, near Lower Castle Park, on Saturday, March 29, at 5.50am.

! Anyone with information can call Essex Police’s incident room on 01245 282103, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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1:19pm Tue 8 Jul 14

dso1985 says...

So the killers are still 'potentially' out there???? Incorrect!..........
.....they are still out there 'fact' because the police have not yet caught them. Lets not beat around the bush here!!!!!
So the killers are still 'potentially' out there???? Incorrect!.......... .....they are still out there 'fact' because the police have not yet caught them. Lets not beat around the bush here!!!!! dso1985
  • Score: 21

1:27pm Tue 8 Jul 14

SoundSense says...

dso1985 wrote:
So the killers are still 'potentially' out there???? Incorrect!..........

.....they are still out there 'fact' because the police have not yet caught them. Lets not beat around the bush here!!!!!
Assuming they are still in this country!
[quote][p][bold]dso1985[/bold] wrote: So the killers are still 'potentially' out there???? Incorrect!.......... .....they are still out there 'fact' because the police have not yet caught them. Lets not beat around the bush here!!!!![/p][/quote]Assuming they are still in this country! SoundSense
  • Score: 5

2:39pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Mohammad Akbar says...

The murder of Nahid Al-Manea lives in Greenstead with out a doubt, but the police have on idea first they are looking for a man in a brown jacket now a man in red next week they will be looking for a man in blue and the week after that they will be looking for a man in black they haven't got a clue.
The murder of Nahid Al-Manea lives in Greenstead with out a doubt, but the police have on idea first they are looking for a man in a brown jacket now a man in red next week they will be looking for a man in blue and the week after that they will be looking for a man in black they haven't got a clue. Mohammad Akbar
  • Score: -17

2:45pm Tue 8 Jul 14

sandgrounder 1 says...

Mohammad Akbar wrote:
The murder of Nahid Al-Manea lives in Greenstead with out a doubt, but the police have on idea first they are looking for a man in a brown jacket now a man in red next week they will be looking for a man in blue and the week after that they will be looking for a man in black they haven't got a clue.
you now know more than the police ??
are you sure it isnt one of the travelers who are in Colchester
[quote][p][bold]Mohammad Akbar[/bold] wrote: The murder of Nahid Al-Manea lives in Greenstead with out a doubt, but the police have on idea first they are looking for a man in a brown jacket now a man in red next week they will be looking for a man in blue and the week after that they will be looking for a man in black they haven't got a clue.[/p][/quote]you now know more than the police ?? are you sure it isnt one of the travelers who are in Colchester sandgrounder 1
  • Score: -10

3:38pm Tue 8 Jul 14

intrestedlocal says...

I guess now the police has pretty much given up the police presence around Colchester will completely die out and the police patrolling will stop. Bit worrying for folks like me who live in a green area of Colchester with paths etc. and in an area in betweens both murders
I guess now the police has pretty much given up the police presence around Colchester will completely die out and the police patrolling will stop. Bit worrying for folks like me who live in a green area of Colchester with paths etc. and in an area in betweens both murders intrestedlocal
  • Score: 11

4:05pm Tue 8 Jul 14

dso1985 says...

SoundSense wrote:
dso1985 wrote:
So the killers are still 'potentially' out there???? Incorrect!..........


.....they are still out there 'fact' because the police have not yet caught them. Lets not beat around the bush here!!!!!
Assuming they are still in this country!
Well they're still 'out there' aren't they!???..........th
ere's no 'potentially' about it!

Im sure they'll be found............but it looks like it will be at the expense of yet more innocent lives!...........the police seem to be painting a very clear picture which I would summarise as..........'we haven't really got a clue'
[quote][p][bold]SoundSense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dso1985[/bold] wrote: So the killers are still 'potentially' out there???? Incorrect!.......... .....they are still out there 'fact' because the police have not yet caught them. Lets not beat around the bush here!!!!![/p][/quote]Assuming they are still in this country![/p][/quote]Well they're still 'out there' aren't they!???..........th ere's no 'potentially' about it! Im sure they'll be found............but it looks like it will be at the expense of yet more innocent lives!...........the police seem to be painting a very clear picture which I would summarise as..........'we haven't really got a clue' dso1985
  • Score: 7

5:39pm Tue 8 Jul 14

brian1936 says...

Thought so - the enemy have turned the street lighting off. Deadly dangerous for us with a killer/killers on the loose.
Thought so - the enemy have turned the street lighting off. Deadly dangerous for us with a killer/killers on the loose. brian1936
  • Score: 11

5:45pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Mohammad Akbar says...

sandgrounder 1 wrote:
Mohammad Akbar wrote:
The murder of Nahid Al-Manea lives in Greenstead with out a doubt, but the police have on idea first they are looking for a man in a brown jacket now a man in red next week they will be looking for a man in blue and the week after that they will be looking for a man in black they haven't got a clue.
you now know more than the police ??
are you sure it isnt one of the travelers who are in Colchester
Lady's and gentlemen put your hands together for Sandgrounder 1 and and his witty remarks, come Sandgrounder 1 take a bow, yes that right bow down to Allah! Hahahaha
[quote][p][bold]sandgrounder 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mohammad Akbar[/bold] wrote: The murder of Nahid Al-Manea lives in Greenstead with out a doubt, but the police have on idea first they are looking for a man in a brown jacket now a man in red next week they will be looking for a man in blue and the week after that they will be looking for a man in black they haven't got a clue.[/p][/quote]you now know more than the police ?? are you sure it isnt one of the travelers who are in Colchester[/p][/quote]Lady's and gentlemen put your hands together for Sandgrounder 1 and and his witty remarks, come Sandgrounder 1 take a bow, yes that right bow down to Allah! Hahahaha Mohammad Akbar
  • Score: -11

5:48pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Mohammad Akbar says...

brian1936 wrote:
Thought so - the enemy have turned the street lighting off. Deadly dangerous for us with a killer/killers on the loose.
I couldn't agree more it's crazy to turn off the street lights when there is a killer or killers on the loose.
[quote][p][bold]brian1936[/bold] wrote: Thought so - the enemy have turned the street lighting off. Deadly dangerous for us with a killer/killers on the loose.[/p][/quote]I couldn't agree more it's crazy to turn off the street lights when there is a killer or killers on the loose. Mohammad Akbar
  • Score: 11

6:49pm Tue 8 Jul 14

SoundSense says...

Mohammad Akbar wrote:
brian1936 wrote:
Thought so - the enemy have turned the street lighting off. Deadly dangerous for us with a killer/killers on the loose.
I couldn't agree more it's crazy to turn off the street lights when there is a killer or killers on the loose.
So how do we go about getting Rodney Bass (the enemy) sacked?
[quote][p][bold]Mohammad Akbar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brian1936[/bold] wrote: Thought so - the enemy have turned the street lighting off. Deadly dangerous for us with a killer/killers on the loose.[/p][/quote]I couldn't agree more it's crazy to turn off the street lights when there is a killer or killers on the loose.[/p][/quote]So how do we go about getting Rodney Bass (the enemy) sacked? SoundSense
  • Score: 5

6:50pm Tue 8 Jul 14

mirokou says...

Mohammad Akbar wrote:
The murder of Nahid Al-Manea lives in Greenstead with out a doubt, but the police have on idea first they are looking for a man in a brown jacket now a man in red next week they will be looking for a man in blue and the week after that they will be looking for a man in black they haven't got a clue.
More than 2,000 items of evidence have been collected by police investigating the murder of a Saudi Arabian student.

Essex Police had so far searched 48 private gardens and dredged 468 drains in the hunt for evidence.

The murder weapon has not yet been found.


Mr AKBAR you should join up, perhaps your skill base could solve it or at least aid the investigation ..no they haven't a clue , but they don't have a Crystal Ball either….no evidence = slow investigation….
[quote][p][bold]Mohammad Akbar[/bold] wrote: The murder of Nahid Al-Manea lives in Greenstead with out a doubt, but the police have on idea first they are looking for a man in a brown jacket now a man in red next week they will be looking for a man in blue and the week after that they will be looking for a man in black they haven't got a clue.[/p][/quote]More than 2,000 items of evidence have been collected by police investigating the murder of a Saudi Arabian student. Essex Police had so far searched 48 private gardens and dredged 468 drains in the hunt for evidence. The murder weapon has not yet been found. Mr AKBAR you should join up, perhaps your skill base could solve it or at least aid the investigation ..no they haven't a clue , but they don't have a Crystal Ball either….no evidence = slow investigation…. mirokou
  • Score: 2

7:23pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Mohammad Akbar says...

mirokou wrote:
Mohammad Akbar wrote:
The murder of Nahid Al-Manea lives in Greenstead with out a doubt, but the police have on idea first they are looking for a man in a brown jacket now a man in red next week they will be looking for a man in blue and the week after that they will be looking for a man in black they haven't got a clue.
More than 2,000 items of evidence have been collected by police investigating the murder of a Saudi Arabian student.

Essex Police had so far searched 48 private gardens and dredged 468 drains in the hunt for evidence.

The murder weapon has not yet been found.


Mr AKBAR you should join up, perhaps your skill base could solve it or at least aid the investigation ..no they haven't a clue , but they don't have a Crystal Ball either….no evidence = slow investigation….
You should read what you have written "2,000 items of evidence have been collected by police" then you follow back by saying "no evidence = slow investigation" bit of a contradiction in terms don't you think? Sorry you don't think do you, because if you did you wouldn't make yourself sound like such an idiot.

We can only pray that police intelligence is more intelligent than you Mirokou.
[quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mohammad Akbar[/bold] wrote: The murder of Nahid Al-Manea lives in Greenstead with out a doubt, but the police have on idea first they are looking for a man in a brown jacket now a man in red next week they will be looking for a man in blue and the week after that they will be looking for a man in black they haven't got a clue.[/p][/quote]More than 2,000 items of evidence have been collected by police investigating the murder of a Saudi Arabian student. Essex Police had so far searched 48 private gardens and dredged 468 drains in the hunt for evidence. The murder weapon has not yet been found. Mr AKBAR you should join up, perhaps your skill base could solve it or at least aid the investigation ..no they haven't a clue , but they don't have a Crystal Ball either….no evidence = slow investigation….[/p][/quote]You should read what you have written "2,000 items of evidence have been collected by police" then you follow back by saying "no evidence = slow investigation" bit of a contradiction in terms don't you think? Sorry you don't think do you, because if you did you wouldn't make yourself sound like such an idiot. We can only pray that police intelligence is more intelligent than you Mirokou. Mohammad Akbar
  • Score: 1

8:24pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Zaffre says...

People please continue to stay safe. Tell the police if you know something/anything; think, next time it might be someone you love that may not be so lucky and you could have stopped it.
People please continue to stay safe. Tell the police if you know something/anything; think, next time it might be someone you love that may not be so lucky and you could have stopped it. Zaffre
  • Score: 9

11:15pm Tue 8 Jul 14

mirokou says...

Mohammad Akbar wrote:
mirokou wrote:
Mohammad Akbar wrote:
The murder of Nahid Al-Manea lives in Greenstead with out a doubt, but the police have on idea first they are looking for a man in a brown jacket now a man in red next week they will be looking for a man in blue and the week after that they will be looking for a man in black they haven't got a clue.
More than 2,000 items of evidence have been collected by police investigating the murder of a Saudi Arabian student.

Essex Police had so far searched 48 private gardens and dredged 468 drains in the hunt for evidence.

The murder weapon has not yet been found.


Mr AKBAR you should join up, perhaps your skill base could solve it or at least aid the investigation ..no they haven't a clue , but they don't have a Crystal Ball either….no evidence = slow investigation….
You should read what you have written "2,000 items of evidence have been collected by police" then you follow back by saying "no evidence = slow investigation" bit of a contradiction in terms don't you think? Sorry you don't think do you, because if you did you wouldn't make yourself sound like such an idiot.

We can only pray that police intelligence is more intelligent than you Mirokou.
How grown up
[quote][p][bold]Mohammad Akbar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mohammad Akbar[/bold] wrote: The murder of Nahid Al-Manea lives in Greenstead with out a doubt, but the police have on idea first they are looking for a man in a brown jacket now a man in red next week they will be looking for a man in blue and the week after that they will be looking for a man in black they haven't got a clue.[/p][/quote]More than 2,000 items of evidence have been collected by police investigating the murder of a Saudi Arabian student. Essex Police had so far searched 48 private gardens and dredged 468 drains in the hunt for evidence. The murder weapon has not yet been found. Mr AKBAR you should join up, perhaps your skill base could solve it or at least aid the investigation ..no they haven't a clue , but they don't have a Crystal Ball either….no evidence = slow investigation….[/p][/quote]You should read what you have written "2,000 items of evidence have been collected by police" then you follow back by saying "no evidence = slow investigation" bit of a contradiction in terms don't you think? Sorry you don't think do you, because if you did you wouldn't make yourself sound like such an idiot. We can only pray that police intelligence is more intelligent than you Mirokou.[/p][/quote]How grown up mirokou
  • Score: 2

5:13am Wed 9 Jul 14

MaryPoppins87 says...

At the end of the day, the police can't just start making up evidence. If there's no evidence then there's no evidence. Not really their fault. Unfortunately all they have to go on is this red hoodie chap and the beige jacket guy, but that doesn't mean they're crap, it just means the killer has been smart enough not to leave a trace.
At the end of the day, the police can't just start making up evidence. If there's no evidence then there's no evidence. Not really their fault. Unfortunately all they have to go on is this red hoodie chap and the beige jacket guy, but that doesn't mean they're crap, it just means the killer has been smart enough not to leave a trace. MaryPoppins87
  • Score: 22

11:21pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Mohammad Akbar says...

mirokou wrote:
Mohammad Akbar wrote:
mirokou wrote:
Mohammad Akbar wrote:
The murder of Nahid Al-Manea lives in Greenstead with out a doubt, but the police have on idea first they are looking for a man in a brown jacket now a man in red next week they will be looking for a man in blue and the week after that they will be looking for a man in black they haven't got a clue.
More than 2,000 items of evidence have been collected by police investigating the murder of a Saudi Arabian student.

Essex Police had so far searched 48 private gardens and dredged 468 drains in the hunt for evidence.

The murder weapon has not yet been found.


Mr AKBAR you should join up, perhaps your skill base could solve it or at least aid the investigation ..no they haven't a clue , but they don't have a Crystal Ball either….no evidence = slow investigation….
You should read what you have written "2,000 items of evidence have been collected by police" then you follow back by saying "no evidence = slow investigation" bit of a contradiction in terms don't you think? Sorry you don't think do you, because if you did you wouldn't make yourself sound like such an idiot.

We can only pray that police intelligence is more intelligent than you Mirokou.
How grown up
I'm not going to carry this on because I'm not going to speak to a moron.
[quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mohammad Akbar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mohammad Akbar[/bold] wrote: The murder of Nahid Al-Manea lives in Greenstead with out a doubt, but the police have on idea first they are looking for a man in a brown jacket now a man in red next week they will be looking for a man in blue and the week after that they will be looking for a man in black they haven't got a clue.[/p][/quote]More than 2,000 items of evidence have been collected by police investigating the murder of a Saudi Arabian student. Essex Police had so far searched 48 private gardens and dredged 468 drains in the hunt for evidence. The murder weapon has not yet been found. Mr AKBAR you should join up, perhaps your skill base could solve it or at least aid the investigation ..no they haven't a clue , but they don't have a Crystal Ball either….no evidence = slow investigation….[/p][/quote]You should read what you have written "2,000 items of evidence have been collected by police" then you follow back by saying "no evidence = slow investigation" bit of a contradiction in terms don't you think? Sorry you don't think do you, because if you did you wouldn't make yourself sound like such an idiot. We can only pray that police intelligence is more intelligent than you Mirokou.[/p][/quote]How grown up[/p][/quote]I'm not going to carry this on because I'm not going to speak to a moron. Mohammad Akbar
  • Score: -4
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