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Sabina Nessa killing: Man, 36, charged with murder of primary school teacher

A MAN in his 30s has been charged with the murder of primary school teacher Sabina Nessa, police have said.

Sabina Nessa: Man charged with murder of schoolteacher

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Koci Selamaj, from Eastbourne, East Sussex, was arrested in the early hours of Sunday. Mr Selamaj will appear before Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The suspect is understood to have been working as a food delivery driver in Eastbourne and is thought to be originally from eastern Europe.

A worker in a newsagents near the flat where he was living said he would come into the shop to top up his phone or energy key, but would not make conversation.

The Metropolitan Police described the arrest as a “significant development”.

Detectives applied for extra time to interview the suspect, allowing them 36 hours before they charge or release him.

A man in his 30s has been charged with the murder of Nessa

A man in his 30s has been charged with the murder of Nessa (Image: PA)

The Met have not confirmed whether the man arrested was the same as was identified on CCTV.

Two other men have been arrested and released under investigation.

A light-coloured Nissan Micra was also seized by officers on a residential street on the outskirts of Eastbourne at about 7am on Sunday. 

It was taken to the Met’s car pound for forensic analysis, and was found more than 60 miles from the crime scene in Kidbrooke.

The Met refused to comment on whether it was connected with the case.

Floral tributes at Cator Park in Kidbrooke, south London, near to the scene where the body of Sabina Nessa was found. Friday September 24, 2021

Sabina Nessa: Koci Selamaj, Eastbourne, East Sussex, was arrested early on Sunday (Image: PA)

Sabina was killed as she walked through Cator Park in Kidbrooke, south-east London, on her way to meet a friend on September 17.

Her body was discovered on September 18 later covered with leaves near a community centre in the park.

She taught a year one class at Rushey Green Primary School in Catford, south-east London.

Floral tributes at Cator Park in Kidbrooke, south London, near to the scene where the body of Sabina Nessa was found. Friday September 24, 2021

Sabina Nessa: The Metropolitan Police said the arrest as a ‘significant development’ (Image: PA)

Members of the public attend a vigil in memory of Sabina Nessa, and in solidarity against violence against women, at Pegler Square in Kidbrooke, south

Sabina Nessa: Friday saw, hundreds, including Sabina’s sister, gather for a vigil (Image: PA)

On Friday, hundreds of people, including Sabina’s sister, gathered for a candlelit vigil organised in Pegler Square, Kidbrooke, in her memory.

Jebina Yasmin Islam broke down as she addressed crowds about her sisters death.

She said: “Words cannot describe how we are feeling, this feels like we are stuck in a bad dream and can’t get out of it – our world is shattered, we are simply lost for words.

“No family should go through what we are going through.”

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