Breaking: Police make arrest in Sabina Nessa murder case

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Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murdering Sabina Nessa.

Detectives investigating the murder of school teacher Sabina Nessa in southeast London have arrested a 38-year-old man in East Sussex. The Metropolitan Police said the suspect had been detained at around 3 am on Sunday morning, September 26,  and is currently being held in police custody.
DCI Neil John, from the Metropolitan police’s specialist crime command, said: “Sabina’s family have been informed of this significant development and they continue to be supported by specialist officers.”

On Thursday evening, investigators released CCTV images of a man they urgently wished to speak to and one of a silver car they believed he had access to.

The 28-year-old had been on her way to meet a friend at a pub near her south London home when she was killed in an attack that has triggered a renewed wave of public anger over violence against women.

The latest arrest came 48 hours after police appealed for help to trace a man captured on CCTV images taken near where Nessa was found dead.

A 12-second video released by the Met shows the balding man wearing a black hooded coat and grey jeans looking over his shoulder and pulling at his hood as he walks down a footpath.

Nessa’s sister, Jebina Yasmin Islam, issued a statement on Friday evening before a rally at the East London Mosque – one of many vigils that took place across the country.

“We as a family are shocked by the murder of our sister, daughter and aunt to my girls. There are no words to describe how we are feeling as a family at the moment, We did not expect that something like [this] would ever happen to us. I urge everyone to walk on busy streets when walking home from work, school or a friend’s home. Please keep safe.

“I ask you to pray for our sister and make dua [supplication] for her. May Allah grant her paradise,” said her sister, Jebina Yasmin Islam.

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