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Man jailed for life for Clacton murder

A man has been jailed for life for the murder of another man in Clacton town centre in April.

Darren Gilbert, 22, of Holland Road, Clacton, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court today, and was told he will serve a minimum of 20 years in jail for murdering James Gregoire.

Mr Gregoire, 54, was stabbed following an altercation which spread across a number of streets in April.

Senior investigating officer, DCI Morgan Cronin, said

Darren Gilbert jailed for life today for the murder of a man in Clacton Credit: Essex Police

"Darren Gilbert is a dangerous man who will now have a long time behind bars to think about his actions.

– DCI Morgan Cronin, Essex Police

Niece admits murder of her uncle, 80, in Suffolk

John Proctor was murdered by his niece in June this year.

A 41-year-old woman from Suffolk has admitted murdering her elderly uncle.

John Proctor, who was 80, was found strangled at his home at Grimsey Road in Leiston in June this year.

Susan Warne, of Valley Road, Leiston, pleaded guilty to the killing at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday.

She will be sentenced at a later date.

Susan Warne, who admitted murdering her uncle. Credit: Suffolk Police.


Police widen search for Colchester murder weapon

Police in Colchester have widened their hunt for the weapon used in a frenzied attack on a vulnerable man.

James Attfield, 33, from East Bay in Colchester, was struck down in Lower Castle Park early on Saturday morning - he suffered 102 knife wounds before he died.

Detectives are still struggling to find a motive for the attack.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Victoria Lampard.

Historic murder investigation seeks woman caller

Detectives in Great Yarmouth, investigating a murder 29 years ago say they want to talk to a woman who called them at the time.

They believe she may hold a vital clue to the circumstances surrounding the death of 24 year old Peter Miller who was stabbed in his home on Camden Place in 1984.

The woman rang asking to speak to a female officer on Sunday 30th December that year but wouldn't leave her name.

Murder detectives re-arrest man

Police investigating the murder of a woman in Bury St Edmunds have re-arrested a man in connection with the killing. Mary Roberts, who was 50 was found dead in a pub car park in the town in March.

A 56 year old man from the Bury St Edmunds area was re-arrested this morning on suspicion of murder and is currently being held in the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre. A 59 year old man remains on police bail.


Granddaughter's appeal after murder

The granddaughter of a man stabbed to death in his own home in Bedfordshire has made an emotional plea for information about her grandfather's murder. Sharif Demirsay was brutally killed in front of his partner in Kempston two weeks ago.

In a press conference this afternoon Nina Gill described him as a truly adored man. Elodie Harper reports.

£5,000 reward after Stevenage murder

Thomas Ward Credit: ITV Anglia

A reward of up to £5,000 is being offered by Crimestoppers for information after a man was shot dead as his young family slept nearby in Stevenage.

Thomas Ward, who was 21 years old and a father to his five day old daughter Lilly was murdered on Dyes Lane, Stevenage on Tuesday April 23rd as he lay in bed with his wife Theresa.

Three men with their faces covered are believed to have attacked his caravan before Thomas came out of the caravan and was shot in the chest. He then ran from the caravan before being found by his family unconscious in undergrowth nearby.

The men are believed to have escaped in a white Audi A3.

Detective Inspector Sharn Basra, from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit said: “I would like to thank Crimestoppers for putting forward such a large reward to help with our investigation.

“This was a horrific murder which was carried out in cold blood. It has left a young infant without her father, a woman without her husband and a family without their son and brother.

“Whilst a large number of enquiries are being made, I am hoping that someone will be able to provide information which can help us identify those responsible."

Forensic teams search murder scene

Forensic teams at the scene of the stabbing Credit: ITV Anglia

Police forensic teams are searching an area of Luton after a 19 year old man was fatally stabbed.

Police found the victim after they were called to investigate reports of a disturbance at Milliners Court on Milliners Way.

Murder investigation launched in Luton

A murder investigation has been launched after a 19 year old man was fatally stabbed in Luton.

Police were called to a disturbance at Milliners Court. The man was taken at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital but died soon after arrival.

A 19 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being questioned by detectives.

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