After prayers at East London Mosque, Sabina Nessa’s funeral took place. She was walking to meet her friend in south east London when she was assaulted.

Sabina, 28 years old was assaulted as she walked in Cator Park in Kidbrooke.

Nearly 24 hours later, her body was found covered in leaves close to a park community center.

Before her funeral prayers, Sheikh Mohammed Mahmoud OBE held a ceremony at East London Mosque in Whitechapel. Her coffin was then taken to the nearby cemetery for burial.

Sabina’s relatives lamented the ‘immeasurable loss.’ They called for the Government’s ‘proactive measures’ to ensure safer streets for women. 

“Our loss is immense when we realize that Sabina will never see us again. 

“Our communities must be safer for women so that this does not happen again. It is essential that everyone works together, including the Government to solve this issue.

We need to take proactive steps for the safety of women. 

Koci Selamaj (36-year-old garage worker from Eastbourne) is facing murder charges in Sabina’s death. He will be appearing before the court for a plea hearing on 16 December.

Sabina Nessa, 28, was making her way through Cator Park in Kidbrooke to meet a friend for a drink at a pub nearby when she was allegedly attacked and killed

Sabina Nessa (28), was walking through Cator Park, Kidbrooke in order to meet up with a friend at a nearby pub when she was attacked and killed.

Funeral prayers were held by Sheikh Mohammed Mahmoud OBE and were attended by members of Sabina's family and community earlier today

Funeral prayers were conducted by Sheikh Mohammed Mahmoud OBE. They were attended earlier today by Sabina and her family as well as the community.

Funeral prayers were said for Sabina at East London Mosque in Whitechapel, east London, before her coffin was taken to a nearby graveyard for burial (East London Mosque pictured in 2020)

Before Sabina’s coffin was moved to the nearby cemetery for burial, funeral prayers were offered at East London Mosque, Whitechapel.

A court sketch of Koci Selamaj, who is charged with Sabina's murder appearing via video-link from Wormwood Scrubs prison for a hearing at the Old Bailey (sketch dated September 30, 2021)

An image of Koci Semaj’s court sketch, which is being shown via videolink from Wormwood Scrubs prison to the Old Bailey for Sabina’s murder hearing (sketch dated September 30, 2020).

Facebook images captured the moment after Sabina’s funeral, when family members and friends left the mosque. 

Following the prayer and ceremony of Sheikh Mohammed Mahmoud OBE, funeral goers can be seen consorting outside the mosque.

Many had gathered for peaceful vigils in South London and Eastbourne weeks before Sabina died. This was amid public outrage regarding women’s safety.

On September 24, more than 500 people, many of them children, came to a memorial service near the spot where she died in Pegler Square.

Others took the opportunity to use the vigil for a campaign for safer streets. 

Speaking at the vigil, sister Jebina told the crowd: ‘We have lost an amazing, caring, beautiful sister, who left this world far too early. 

Images shared on Facebook captured the moments following the funeral as family, friends and members of Sabina's community left the mosque

Facebook images captured the moment after Sabina’s funeral, when family members and friends left the mosque.

Funeral goers could be seen consoling one another outside the mosque following the ceremony and prayers held by Sheikh Mohammed Mahmoud OBE

Funeral goers could be seen consoling one another outside the mosque following the ceremony and prayers held by Sheikh Mohammed Mahmoud OBE

“Words can not describe the feeling we feel. It feels like we’re stuck in bad dreams and we don’t know how to get out. It is like our world is falling apart, and we feel lost. 

Sabina died just days after Wayne Couzens was sentenced. He will be spending the remainder of his life behind bars for Sarah Everard’s kidnapping, rape, and murder.

Dominic Raab Justice Secretary, pledging that he would make this his number one priority as a result of calls for better protections for girls and women from violence.

Asked what would change following Ms Everard’s death, Government sources said a victims’ bill to strengthen the rights of those in the position of Miss Everard’s family would be published soon.  

Police near Pegler Square in Kidbrooke, south London, near to where the body of 28-year-old school teacher Sabina Nessa was found on September 18

Near Pegler Square, Kidbrooke in south London. This is near where Sabina Nessa, a 28-year old schoolteacher, was discovered on September 18.

Jebina Yasmin Islam, Sabina's sister, speaks at a candlelight vigil on September 24, 2021 in south London

Sabina’s sister Jebina Yasmin Islam speaks during a candlelight Vigil in South London on September 24, 2021.

Officers comb through a field in Kent as part of the investigation into the death of murdered schoolteacher Sabina Nessa (pictured September 30, 2021)

As part of an investigation into Sabina Nessa’s murder, officers comb through Kent fields (photo: September 30, 2021).

Sabina’s family will be attending Sabina’s funeral. This comes just two weeks after Duchess Cornwall gave an emotional speech at Shameless! The Festival aims to shift attitudes towards sexual violence against women. 

Camilla, highlighting the tragic deaths of Sarah Everard & Sabina Nessea, among other victims of abuse, said that many women were influenced by a culture of silence and felt shame.

Camilla highlighted the brutal murders of women including Sabina Nessa and Sarah Everard (pictured) in an impassioned speec at a reception in London to launch the Shameless! Festival two weeks ago

Camilla spoke passionately at an event in London about the horrific murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa in a fiery speec. Two weeks ago Festival

She asked: “How many women should be harassed or raped?”

According to the duchess, it is crucial that women get their husbands involved in this movement.

She said that violence against women will continue to exist ‘just as part and parcel of being a woman’ if society doesn’t take the matter seriously. 

Camilla said, “We don’t hold men accountable for their sexual violence in any way.” To tackle this problem, we need all men to get onboard. Remember, Rapists do not come from the ground, they’re made.

‘And it takes an entire community – male and female – to dismantle the lies, words and actions that foster a culture in which sexual assault is seen as normal, and in which it shames the victim.’ 

After Couzens had filed an appeal to the court against the September whole-life tariff for him, in which he was penalized in September by Ms Everard’s March rape and murder, the duchess gave her address.    

Speaking of the recent deaths which have shocked Britons, she said: 'This country has been appalled and saddened by the loss of women to violence this year. 'On average, one women is killed by a man every three days. Sarah Everard, Sabina Nessa, Wenjing Lin, Geetika Goyal and Bennylyn Burke are names which, with all the others, must never be forgotten'

When speaking about recent murders in Britain, she stated that: “This country is appalled by the loss this year of women to violence. “On an average, one woman per three days is killed by another man,” she said. Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa are just a few names that, along with many others, should not be forgotten.