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Sabina Nessa’s flatmate texting teacher before she died now ‘doesn’t feel safe’

Primary school teacher Sabina, 28, from Kidbrooke, Greenwich in London, was killed as she walked across Cator Park on the way to meet a friend just minutes from her flat

Sabina, 28, from Kidbrooke, Greenwich in London, was killed as she walked across Cator Park.
Sabina, 28, from Kidbrooke, Greenwich in London, was killed as she walked across Cator Park

Sabina Nessa’s flatmate said she was texting the teacher shortly before she was killed minutes from home.

Primary school teacher Sabina, 28, from Kidbrooke, Greenwich in London, was killed as she walked across Cator Park.

Her body was found 21 hours later close on Saturday evening close to the OneSpace community centre.

The year one primary school teacher had been minutes away from meeting a friend at a pub when she was killed at around 8:30pm.

Her flatmate, who did not want to be named, had seen her earlier that day, saying: “I never thought something like this could happen to her.”



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She told The Guardian “I had been texting her and it’s not like her to not reply to my messages. I don’t feel safe living here now.”

The Metropolitan Police said a man was arrested in Lewisham, south east London.

The force also released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to and a vehicle they are searching for.

This is the second arrest the Metropolitan Police has made in connection with the attack.

On Saturday, detectives arrested a man in his 40s on suspicion of murder, who was then released under further investigation.



A silver vehicle police want to trace in connection with the murder
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Police in Cator Park where Sabina’s body was found
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The images of the man, taken from CCTV, shows him walking in Pegler Square on the evening Sabina was attacked.

Police have also released an image of a silver vehicle they believe the man has access to, which was also captured in the Pegler Square area.

They are urging anyone who recognises the man and vehicle to make contact immediately.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “Our team have been working tirelessly to find the person responsible for Sabina’s murder and this has included an extensive trawl of CCTV, work which remains ongoing.

Ms Nessa’s cousin Zubel Ahmed said previously her parents are “inconsolable” after their loss.



Flowers left in tribute near the scene in Kidbrooke
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In an interview with the BBC, he said: “We are all truly devastated. Her parents are absolutely shocked, they’re inconsolable still and understandably so, to hear of their daughter being taken away from them by some cowardly man is just horrific.

“She honestly was the most caring person, kindest, sweetest girl you could meet. Sabina’s heart was as good as gold, she never had a bad word to say about anyone. Her sister is going to miss her so much.”

A vigil has been planned in Sabina’s memory by Reclaim These Streets, an organisation working to raise awareness of women’s safety across the country.

The vigil will take place on Friday evening at Pegler Square in Kidbrooke at 7pm




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