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Teenager arrested on suspicion of murder of Saudi student and father

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in the UK on suspicion of the murder of Saudi student and a father

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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in the UK on suspicion of the murder of a 31-year-old Saudi student and a father of five, UK daily The Independent reported.

Nahid al-Manea, a student from Saudi Arabia who was studying at the University of Essex, was stabbed to death last year while walking from her home to her university campus in the town of Colchester in southeast England.

Several months prior, the lifeless body of father of five, James Attffield, 33, was found with more than 100 stab wounds in the same area of the town.

The teenage boy, who has not been named for legal reasons, was arrested in connection with both killings and on suspicion of possessing a weapon.

He was arrested on Tuesday near the same spot where the Saudi student was attacked and is being held while police continue their investigations.