Video: Wednesday's latest: Crimestoppers offers £20k reward for Nahid Al-Manea and James Attfield cases

Wednesday's latest: Crimestoppers reward to be offered in Nahid Al-Manea case

Wednesday's latest: Crimestoppers reward to be offered in Nahid Al-Manea case

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Crimestoppers has offered a £10,000 reward in the hope of solving the murder of Nahid Al-Manea. 

Essex Police is holding a press conference with the crime fighting charity and Essex University at 1pm today. 

Nahid Almenea was found on a footpath on land off Avon Way just before 10.40am on the morning of Tuesday June 17. 

It is believed that Nahid left her home in Woodrow Way and then made her way down across Avon Way onto the Salary Brook Trail. She was attacked along Salary Brook Trail at around 10.40am.

The Saudi Arabian national, who was living in Colchester while she studied at the University of Essex, was wearing a dark navy blue full length robe, called an Abaya, and a patterned multi-coloured headscarf, known as a Hijab. She also had with her a black bag, with orange panels, which she was carrying on a shoulder strap.

 

Ann Scott, Eastern Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, said: "The murder of Nahid has left Colchester residents feeling shocked, saddened and distressed. However, during this time of immense tragedy the whole community can unite in helping Essex Police find the person or persons responsible for this horrific murder. I would urge anyone with information no matter how insignificant they feel it might be or anyone with niggling suspicions they are unsure of to contact us anonymously safe in the knowledge that their identity will not be revealed. And please tell others that there is this safe alternative to pass on information about crime if they do not want to speak directly to Police."

She added: "You have nothing to fear by giving us information as we never ask for your name or take any personal details. We don’t record our calls and can’t trace calls/computers. Those giving information won’t have to go onto to give a statement to police or go to court. You don’t even have to speak to someone if you don’t want to – you can give information online. It really is quick, safe and easy. And, it could be vital in helping police to bring this person or persons to justice. In over 25 years we have never revealed anyone’s identity."

Crimestoppers are also increasing their previous reward of up to £5,000 for information on the murder of James Attfield to £10,000. Police do not yet know whether the murders of Nahid Almanea and James Attfield have been committed by the same person or people.

Ms Scott added "I live in this community myself. I am reassured by the extra Police presence and know that Essex Police are doing everything possible to find the person or persons responsible for both murders. However, it is natural to feel nervous about what has happened in Colchester and this is why we are increasing the reward for information on the murder of James Attfield. Please come forward with any information you have and give these two families some answers. Somebody somewhere knows who took these innocent people’s life."

If you have any information on either incident please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Please note that rewards will only be payable for information passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Information passed to Crimestoppers via their online secure form at www.crimestoppers-uk.orgor given directly to Police will not qualify. If the two murders are positively linked by Police then the claimant will only be eligible to claim up to £10,000.

Gazette: Police search the scene at Salary Brook Trail in Colchester , Essex, where Nahid Almanea was attacked

At the conference Richard Barnard, Head of the International Academy at the University of Essex, said: "Our University community is still shocked and deeply upset following the death of Nahid. Our sense of outrage has not diminished.
"We are doing everything we can to support Essex Police in finding the person responsible and also working extremely closely with them to provide support and reassurance to our students.
"Nahid had shown herself to be an exceptional student on our English Language Programme since joining the University of Essex in January this year.
"She was very focused, always positive and had an inner self-belief.
"Her quiet determination to succeed, her hard work and her enthusiasm for her studies had really impressed her teachers.
"Outside of the class, Nahid was always friendly, considerate and thoughtful with a very polite and courteous manner.
"She was making very good progress and her confidence was visibly growing. In fact she had just achieved the highest score in her class for her most recent grammar and vocabulary test, although we did not get the chance to share this with her.
"She clearly had so much to offer and was looking forward to going on to study Life Sciences at PhD level.
"Our English Language Programme is like one big family and brings together students from around the world. Because of the friendship, trust and respect which exist between our teaching staff and our students, the loss of Nahid has had a profound impact on us all. We are all incredibly saddened by this tragic incident.
"Our University is a strong international and multicultural community and we will continue to stand together to honour the memory of such a talented member of our community who is missed by all who knew her."

 

See below for the latest updates from the conference. 


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2:14am Thu 26 Jun 14

kingsize2011 says...

Who is this idiot on the video?

Tuesday 21st June????? errrrrrr no! 21st June was last Saturday you plank.

No wonder Essex Police haven't caught the killer yet, when you employ complete numptys like him (cant even get his words out, st...st....stutterin
g fool)
Who is this idiot on the video? Tuesday 21st June????? errrrrrr no! 21st June was last Saturday you plank. No wonder Essex Police haven't caught the killer yet, when you employ complete numptys like him (cant even get his words out, st...st....stutterin g fool) kingsize2011
  • Score: -12

8:26am Thu 26 Jun 14

Nom De Plume says...

That is just a an error of nerves to which we all make from time to time.
My concern is that the reward should be more money.
I would be happy for a fund to start to accept donations, so as to increase the size of the reward fund.
I would be willing to donate.
It really has to be a life changing amount of money, so that the witness can buy themselves another life thereafter.
That is just a an error of nerves to which we all make from time to time. My concern is that the reward should be more money. I would be happy for a fund to start to accept donations, so as to increase the size of the reward fund. I would be willing to donate. It really has to be a life changing amount of money, so that the witness can buy themselves another life thereafter. Nom De Plume
  • Score: -6

12:12pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Bhudeeka says...

why did the police not make such a fuss when that poor darling boy lost his life? because of the latest one it is on everywhere - do the media not think he was important enough? disgrace to his memory and the feelings of his family
why did the police not make such a fuss when that poor darling boy lost his life? because of the latest one it is on everywhere - do the media not think he was important enough? disgrace to his memory and the feelings of his family Bhudeeka
  • Score: -3

12:22pm Thu 26 Jun 14

shallowJoker says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
why did the police not make such a fuss when that poor darling boy lost his life? because of the latest one it is on everywhere - do the media not think he was important enough? disgrace to his memory and the feelings of his family
It's because he was a British white boy, 2nd class citizen these days.
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: why did the police not make such a fuss when that poor darling boy lost his life? because of the latest one it is on everywhere - do the media not think he was important enough? disgrace to his memory and the feelings of his family[/p][/quote]It's because he was a British white boy, 2nd class citizen these days. shallowJoker
  • Score: -2

4:44pm Thu 26 Jun 14

jut1972 says...

shallowJoker wrote:
Bhudeeka wrote:
why did the police not make such a fuss when that poor darling boy lost his life? because of the latest one it is on everywhere - do the media not think he was important enough? disgrace to his memory and the feelings of his family
It's because he was a British white boy, 2nd class citizen these days.
No because at that point it wasn't a serial killer. Nice bit of racism by the way
[quote][p][bold]shallowJoker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: why did the police not make such a fuss when that poor darling boy lost his life? because of the latest one it is on everywhere - do the media not think he was important enough? disgrace to his memory and the feelings of his family[/p][/quote]It's because he was a British white boy, 2nd class citizen these days.[/p][/quote]No because at that point it wasn't a serial killer. Nice bit of racism by the way jut1972
  • Score: 0

5:28pm Thu 26 Jun 14

shallowJoker says...

jut1972 wrote:
shallowJoker wrote:
Bhudeeka wrote:
why did the police not make such a fuss when that poor darling boy lost his life? because of the latest one it is on everywhere - do the media not think he was important enough? disgrace to his memory and the feelings of his family
It's because he was a British white boy, 2nd class citizen these days.
No because at that point it wasn't a serial killer. Nice bit of racism by the way
Ok Mr political correct, there has been no suggestion that the Police are looking for a serial killer and I have not aimed bad feelings towards any race.
[quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shallowJoker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: why did the police not make such a fuss when that poor darling boy lost his life? because of the latest one it is on everywhere - do the media not think he was important enough? disgrace to his memory and the feelings of his family[/p][/quote]It's because he was a British white boy, 2nd class citizen these days.[/p][/quote]No because at that point it wasn't a serial killer. Nice bit of racism by the way[/p][/quote]Ok Mr political correct, there has been no suggestion that the Police are looking for a serial killer and I have not aimed bad feelings towards any race. shallowJoker
  • Score: -3

9:00am Fri 27 Jun 14

wormshero says...

shallowJoker wrote:
Bhudeeka wrote:
why did the police not make such a fuss when that poor darling boy lost his life? because of the latest one it is on everywhere - do the media not think he was important enough? disgrace to his memory and the feelings of his family
It's because he was a British white boy, 2nd class citizen these days.
You do realise there was as much local news coverage, national news coverage, a crimewatch appeal and a reward offered last time too, right? It's not like he was ignored
[quote][p][bold]shallowJoker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: why did the police not make such a fuss when that poor darling boy lost his life? because of the latest one it is on everywhere - do the media not think he was important enough? disgrace to his memory and the feelings of his family[/p][/quote]It's because he was a British white boy, 2nd class citizen these days.[/p][/quote]You do realise there was as much local news coverage, national news coverage, a crimewatch appeal and a reward offered last time too, right? It's not like he was ignored wormshero
  • Score: -3

7:05am Sat 28 Jun 14

A Very Primate Gentleman says...

Nom De Plume wrote:
That is just a an error of nerves to which we all make from time to time.
My concern is that the reward should be more money.
I would be happy for a fund to start to accept donations, so as to increase the size of the reward fund.
I would be willing to donate.
It really has to be a life changing amount of money, so that the witness can buy themselves another life thereafter.
Hogwash if you know something about a crime like this it shouldn't take a life changing sum of money for you to come forward why on earth would the witness need a new life we're not taking about informing on the mafia.
[quote][p][bold]Nom De Plume[/bold] wrote: That is just a an error of nerves to which we all make from time to time. My concern is that the reward should be more money. I would be happy for a fund to start to accept donations, so as to increase the size of the reward fund. I would be willing to donate. It really has to be a life changing amount of money, so that the witness can buy themselves another life thereafter.[/p][/quote]Hogwash if you know something about a crime like this it shouldn't take a life changing sum of money for you to come forward why on earth would the witness need a new life we're not taking about informing on the mafia. A Very Primate Gentleman
  • Score: -1

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