Police investigate Colchester murders

Police are still investigating two murders in Colchester that have taken place over the last four months.

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Funeral for man killed in frenzied attack

James "Jim" Attfield who was killed three months ago. Credit: ITV Anglia

The funeral of a man, who was murdered in a frenzied knife attack in Colchester, is taking place today.

Jim Attfield was stabbed more than 100 times in the town's Castle Park on March 29.

He'll be buried at St Peters church in Coggeshall this afternoon. But his family say they will only feel closure once his killer has been caught.

Increased police presence in Colchester to reassure the public following stabbing

High visibility patrols will continue in the area to reassure the public.

There's an increased police presence on the Greenstead Estate in Colchester following the fatal stabbing of a Saudi Arabian student.

Police still there's still no clear motive to why Nahid Almanea was attacked and are appealing for people to come forward with information.

Police say they are confident they will track down the killer. High visibility patrols will continue to reassure the public.


Police confident of catching Colchester killer

Police say they are confident they will track down the killer of a woman stabbed to death in broad daylight. It's been 10 days since Nahid Almanea was murdered as she walked to University in Colchester. She was a student from Saudi Arabia and had only been here since January.

Yesterday a reward of £20,000 was put up to catch her killer and that of James Attfield who died in a similar knife attack. Detectives say they believe there are five people who may hold vital clues to the identity of the killer, Hannah Pettifer reports.

Police hope cash reward will help solve two Essex murders

Detectives investigating the murder of two people in Essex hope the offer of a £20,000 cash reward will bring in more information.

Crimestoppers is putting up two rewards of £10,000 to anyone who comes forward with details that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the killer of James Attfield and Nahid Almenea.

Both were stabbed in frenzied attacks in Colchester, although police can not say for sure that they are linked.

Click below to watch an interview with Det Ch Supt Steve Worron from Essex police.

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