Man charged with the murder of Sabina Nessa 10 months ago

Man charged with the murder of Sabina Nessa

The man will appear in court on Tuesday

A man has been charged with the murder of Sabina Nessa, the primary teacher killed as she walked to meet a friend in London earlier this month.


36-year-old Koci Selamaj was arrested in his hometown of Eastbourne, East Sussex on Sunday.

The Metropolitan Police have said that Mr. Selamaj will now appear at Willesden Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

Ms Nessa was discovered under a pile of leaves close to the OneSpace community centre within Cator Park, southeast London on Saturday 18 September.


She had planned to be at The Depot bar in Kidbrooke Village the previous evening but had never arrived.

A book of condolences to Ms Nessa was opened at the community centre close to where she was found. On Friday, over 500 people attended a vigil in her name.

Countless more tributes have been left to her online, including one from the Duchess of Cambridge.

"A man has been charged with the murder of 28-year-old Sabina Nessa in Kidbrooke, south-east London on Friday, 17 September," the Met Police's statement read.

"Koci Selamaj, 36 (04.05.85) of Terminus Road, Eastbourne was charged on Monday, 27 September. He will appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 28 September.

"Selamaj was arrested in Eastbourne, East Sussex in the early hours of Sunday, 26 September before being taken into police custody.

"On Monday, 27 September a file was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service and a charge was authorised as above."