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New photos released of victim of multiple stabbing

James Attfield was stabbed more than 100 times in an attack in Colchester. Photo: Essex Police

Essex Police have released new pictures of James Attfield who was killed in a "frenzied" multiple stabbing in Colchester to help track down his killer.

It is hoped these will help jog people’s memories to recall whether they saw him walking in the area of Castle Park on the evening of Friday 28 March or the early hours of the Saturday 29 March.

Detectives still need to piece together Mr Attfield’s last movements between leaving the River Lodge pub in Middleborough at 10.09pm on Friday and being found dying in Castle Park at 5.45am on Saturday morning. He has been stabbed 102 times.

One of the new pictures of James Attfield released by police Credit: Essex Police

Senior Investigating Officer DCI Simon Werrett said: "I am hoping these photographs of James will help people to remember whether they saw him on Friday night or Saturday morning. While we are examining many hours of CCTV in the area we still need to piece together James’ last movements before he was killed.

"I am sure there is still someone out there who has information they are not sharing with police. I would urge them to contact my team or call Crimestoppers anonymously.”

– DCI Simon Werrett, Essex Police
Police are hoping the new pictures with job people's memories to come forward in the murder investigation. Credit: Essex Police

A special hotline number to the murder investigation team is still active between 6.30am and 8pm on 01245 282103. Outside these times on 101

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