Essex Police have thanked the people of Colchester for their help during the inquiry that brought James Fairweather to justiceRead the full story ›
The mother of James Attfield has said his teenage murderer is a monster her family will never forgiveRead the full story ›
Essex Police say the investigation into the murders of James Attfield and Nahid Almanea was one of the biggest they have ever undertaken.Read the full story ›
A video released by Essex Police reveals the chilling moment double murderer James Fairweather re-enacts the killing of one of his victims.
The interview was conducted when he was arrested in May 2014. In it 17-year-old James Fairweather describes stabbing James Attfield in Colchester in 2014.
He also describes voices in his head telling him to do it.
Mr Attfield was the first of two victims. The other was Nahid Almanea a student living in Essex who was murdered later that year.
The University of Essex has issued the following tribute to student Nahid Almanea after 17-year-old James Fairweather was found guilty at Guildford Crown Court of her murder and the murder of James Attfield.
Nahid was a bright, talented and conscientious member of our University community. She was a considerate and well-respected student on our English Language Programme and is missed by her teachers and fellow students. We will continue to honour her memory through the Almanea Scholarship for Science, which is offered to overseas students studying science or health-related subjects at postgraduate level.”
A schoolboy who idolised serial killers has been found guilty of the frenzied murder of two strangers in ColchesterRead the full story ›
A 17-year-old from Colchester has been found guilty of murdering two people in 2014.
The accused had admitted the manslaughter of James Attfield and Nahid Almanea on the grounds of diminished responsibility, but denied the murders.
The jury in the trial of a teenager accused of two murders in Colchester in 2014 have been sent home for the day.
They began their deliberations earlier today after the judge had finished summing up the case.
The accused - a 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons - admitted the manslaughter of James Attfield and Nahid Almanea on the grounds of diminished responsibility, but he denies murdering them.
A teenage killer was caught in a "perfect storm" of autism and paranoia that led him to stab two strangers to death, a court has heard.Read the full story ›
A jury has been told how a teenager, who killed two strangers in Colchester, turned from a quiet and well-behaved six-year-old to a high school thug who was violent to fellow pupils.
Guildford Crown Court also heard the 17-year-old, who's too young to be named, claimed he heard voices urging him to kill his own parents.
He's admitted manslaughter but is on trial for the murder of James Attfield and Nahid Almanea, which he denies.
Click below to hear the latest from our correspondent Matthew Hudson at Guildford Crown Court...