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The funeral of a James Attfield, who was murdered in a frenzied knife attack in Colchester, is taking place today.
James Attfield was stabbed more than 100 times in the town's Castle Park on March 29.
His family held the funeral at St Peter's church in Coggeshall.
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.
Police say they are not linking the stabbing of a 27-year-old man in Colchester with the murder of Saudi student Nahid Almanea.
It's been 10 days since Nahid, who was 31, was stabbed 16 times along Salary Brook Trail in the town. There's still no known motive for the attack and a murder weapon has yet to be found.
This morning another stabbing in the town, this time outside of the Liquid nightclub in the High Street. The victim remains in a stable condition in hospital. Four people have been arrested.
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 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 hunting the murderer of Nahid Almenea in Colchester on June 17th have renewed their appeal for anyone who was on the Salary Brook Trail on that day between 10am and 10.40am.
They particularly want to talk to man wearing a distinctive jacket (pictured above). He was seen on the Trail shortly before Nahid was found.
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.
The charity Crimestoppers is offering up to £20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the murders of James Attfield and Nahid Almanea.
Ann Scott from Crimestoppers says the key to solving these murders lies within the Colchester community.