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Police still trying to find Colchester killer

James Attfield Credit: Essex Police

Detectives are still trying to identify who murdered a man in Colchester nearly three weeks ago.

James Attfield was found seriously injured with more than 100 stab wounds in Castle Park, off Guildford Road, shortly before 6am on Saturday 29 March. He died at the scene a short time later.

Officers are piecing together the 33-year-old student’s movements between 10pm Friday 28 March when he left the River Lodge Public House and the time when he was found injured. They are also attempting to identify a number of people caught on CCTV who they need to eliminate from their enquiries.

A 27-year-old woman from the town was arrested on Friday 11 April in connection with James Attfield’s death and is currently on police bail until Thursday 24 April pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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Rutland tremors '100,000 times smaller' than Chile quake

A map from the British Geological Survey shows the point of impact.
A map from the British Geological Survey shows the point of impact. Credit: BGS

The earthquake felt in Rutland this morning was not powerful enough to have caused any significant damage, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS).

A spokesman for the organisation said earth movement measured this morning was around 100,000 times smaller than a recent 8.2 magnitude Chile earthquake.

In terms of energy release, the Rutland quake was 33-and-a-half-million times smaller.

The BGS says it has had 265 reports from members of the public who say they have felt the quake, with the furthest away coming from Wellingborough, 45 kilometres (27 miles) to the south.

Read: Rutland rocked by 3.2 magnitude earthquake

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Appeal to find missing Luton woman

Rachida Rattab Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for help tracing a 40 year old woman who has not been seen by her friends for two weeks.

Rachida Rattab, whose last known address was in Napier Road, Luton, has been traced on CCTV walking through the town on March 17.

Rachida is described as having a southern European appearance, 5’4” tall with a slim build and long dark wavy hair.

It is known that Rachida has friends in the High Town area of Luton, the St Albans area of Hertfordshire and the Camden Town area of north London.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Rachida can contact PC Glyn Milbourne, in confidence, on 01234 275133, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

CCTV of suspect released after woman 'indecently touched'.

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Photo of the man who allegedly touched a women indecently Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police has released a CCTV image of a man suspected of indecently touching a woman.

The victim was shopping in Bedford Square, Houghton Regis when she was followed by the man who indecently touched her.

The suspect is described as white, about 18 years old, slim build, 5ft 8ins tall with brown hair. He was wearing a distinctive light blue hoody.

Witnesses are being asked to contact PC Sam Shane at Luton CID on 01582 394064, or call the 24 hour non-emergency number 101.

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