Sabina Nessa: Man, 36, charged with murder of teacher, 28, found dead as she walked just five minutes from home

A MAN has been charged with the murder of primary school teacher Sabina Nessa.

Detectives had arrested a 36-year-old suspect at 3am on Sunday at a home above a burger bar in East Sussex.


Koci Selamaj, 36, was today charged with murder and will appear in court on at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 28 September.

Until recently, he lived with his girlfriend in Eastbourne. They are said to have split up a month ago.

It is understood he had been under surveillance for at least 24 hours before the arrest.

Sabina was killed as she walked through Cator Park in Kidbrooke, South East London, on September 17.

Her body was found by a dog walker covered in leaves near the OpenSpace community centre the following day.

She was found just 200 yards from the home she'd lived in since June.

Police had appealed for information about a suspect who was caught on CCTV at a nearby apartment block holding a red item.

Cops also asked for help to trace a car, thought to be silver, to which the man may have had  “access” near the murder scene.

A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive over the cause of Sabina's death.

Detectives investigating Sabina's killing had urged drivers who were passing by near where Sabina was killed to check dashcam footage.

Tributes have poured in for the "amazing" primary school teacher after her shocking killing.

On Friday night, hundreds of mourners gathered for a candlelight vigil, where Sabina's sister, Jebina, broke down in tears as she paid an emotional tribute.

"We have lost an amazing, caring, beautiful sister, who left this world far too early."

It later emerged that flowers were left at the murder scene on behalf ot the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

My thoughts are with Sabina's family and friends, and all those who have been affected by this tragic event

On Friday, Kate tweeted: "On Friday, she had tweeted: "I am saddened by the loss of another innocent young woman on our streets.

"My thoughts are with Sabina's family and friends, and all those who have been affected by this tragic event. C."

A teacher at Rushey Green Primary School, where Sabina told the Mail on Sunday: "The Year Two pupils, who Sabina taught last year in Year One will be the most upset, and their parents.

"It is hard for teachers to reassure children who are nervous about being at school for the first time, while they are putting on a brave face while consumed with grief themselves."




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