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Police investigate Colchester murders

Police are still investigating two murders in Colchester that have taken place over the last four months.

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James Attfield Murder: Police arrest six people

Six people in Essex and Suffolk have been arrested today in connection with the murder of a man in Colchester earlier this year.

James Attfield

James Attfield was found with more than 100 stab wounds in Castle Park off Guildford Road at around 6am on Saturday 29 March. He died a short time later.

On Thursday 7 August, six people were arrested at residential properties in Colchester, Ipswich and Southend.

Two of these six people, a 27-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man from Colchester, were on police bail after having been previously arrested in connection with the murder and have been rearrested.

A 25-year-old woman from Southend, an 18-year-old man of no fixed address, and a 57-year-old man from Colchester were arrested on suspicion of murder.

A 23 year old woman from Ipswich was arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

All six people are being questioned by detectives at police stations across Essex and Suffolk. A number of properties in Suffolk and Essex are also been searched by police.

Two men, aged 33 of no fixed address, remain on police bail pending further enquiries until Wednesday, September 17 after also having been arrested in connection with James Attfield’s murder.

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