THE family of a man jailed for murdering a foreign student in Bournemouth 16 years ago are believed to be launching a fresh appeal after a TV investigation aired last night.

South Korean language student Jong-Ok Shin was stabbed three times while walking home in Charminster from a night out on July 12, 2002.

After three trials Omar Benguit was finally convicted and jailed in 2005 for her murder. He has since lost two attempts at the Court of Appeal to overturn his conviction.

Now it is understood that Omar’s brother, Amie Benguit, is consulting lawyers after two of the key witnesses at the trial retracted their statements.

Before the 26-year-old died she told police and medics in poor English her attacker wore a mask and had attacked from behind.

The knife was never recovered.

Benguit was arrested on August 22, 2002, more than a month after the murder on July 12.

His first failed appeal in 2005 argued he should not have been put on trial for a third time and some evidence should not have been allowed.

In 2014, his lawyers unsuccessfully argued another murderer, Danilo Restivo, may be responsible.