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Four arrested after Colchester car park murder

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Police in Colchester have arrested four people in connection with a murder investigation launched in the town.

It follows the discovery of a man’s body at St Mary’s car park in Balkerne Hill, just before 9am yesterday (Monday).

Three men, aged 47, 45 and 32, and a 46-year-old woman, were arrested on suspicion of murder overnight. They remain in police custody.

Officers say the car park will remain closed for at least the next 24 to 48 hours to allow investigations at the scene to be carried out. Motorists are advised to make alternative arrangements to park at this time.

Murder investigation launched after man's body found in car park

A murder investigation has been launched after a man's body was found in a multi-storey car park in Colchester.

Police made the discovery at the St Mary’s car park on Balkerne Hill just before 9am on Monday 23 April.

The car park has been closed as a result but police are aiming to allow access to vehicles later today.

Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries to establish the circumstances and the cause of his death.


Appeal after pedestrian hit by car on A12 near Colchester

At around 8.50pm on Sunday, April 1, a vehicle hit a pedestrian at Junction 28 near Colchester. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for dashcam footage after a pedestrian was hit by a car on the A12 in Essex.

It happened on Easter Sunday at Junction 28 near Colchester around 8.50pm.

A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Officers are also appealing to anyone who may have passed the junction at that time.

Teenager in serious condition after assault at Essex music event

Weston Homes Community Stadium in Colchester Credit: Press Association

An 18-year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital after being assaulted at a music event in Colchester.

It happened at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, home to Colchester United, on Easter Sunday.

Police said the victim was assaulted by two men in the designated smoking area, outside the venue, around 10.15pm. His injuries are serious but not life-changing.

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