Man Charged with Murder of London Schoolteacher Sabina Nessa

Metropolitan Police in London has charged a 36-year-old man with the murder of schoolteacher Sabina Nessa.

Police charged Koci Selamaj with one count of murder on Sept. 27 after officers arrested him in the early hours of Sept. 26 in Eastbourne, East Sussex and took him into police custody.

The charge comes over a week after Nessa’s body was found at a park near her home in Kidbrooke, southeast of London, sparking the murder investigation.

Police believe Nessa was attacked when she was on her way to the nearby Depot bar in Pegler Square to meet a friend last Sept. 17.

Selamaj is due to appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Sept. 28.

Nessa’s killing has reignited concerns about the safety of women and girls in Britain.

Nessa’s murder came months after the death of 33-year-old Sarah Everard who was murdered last March by a Metropolitan Police officer after she left a friend’s house in Clapham, south London.

“It’s just an unending cycle of violence against women and it’s really depressing,” Reclaim These Streets Co-founder Jamie Klingler told CNN.


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