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James Attfield murder: Police appeal to identify six mystery men

Police in Colchester have launched a murder hunt after a frenzied attack on a vulnerable man. James Attfield, 33, from East Bay in Colchester, was struck down in Castle Park early on Saturday morning; he suffered 102 knife wounds.

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Police still trying to find Colchester killer

James Attfield Credit: Essex Police

Detectives are still trying to identify who murdered a man in Colchester nearly three weeks ago.

James Attfield was found seriously injured with more than 100 stab wounds in Castle Park, off Guildford Road, shortly before 6am on Saturday 29 March. He died at the scene a short time later.

Officers are piecing together the 33-year-old student’s movements between 10pm Friday 28 March when he left the River Lodge Public House and the time when he was found injured. They are also attempting to identify a number of people caught on CCTV who they need to eliminate from their enquiries.

A 27-year-old woman from the town was arrested on Friday 11 April in connection with James Attfield’s death and is currently on police bail until Thursday 24 April pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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