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Colchester musician murder

Police are appealing for two men to hand themselves in to the nearest police station immediately as it is "vitally important" they are spoken to about the murder of a "well-known songwriter" in Colchester on Saturday.

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London man wanted by police

(L-R) Jack Hummerstone and Andre Vella Credit: Essex Police

Essex Police have taken the "unusual step" of issuing the names and photographs of Jack Hummerstone, 18, from London, and Andre Vella, 19, from Frinton-on-Sea, and are urging anyone who knows anything about their whereabouts to contact police immediately.

Thomas Brittain, 26, from Essex, died after he was assaulted in the home of a friend, in a flat in Parkside Quarter, Colchester, at around 1.45am on Saturday.

He suffered multiple stab wounds and the provisional result from the post-mortem examination carried out is that he died from a stab wound to the chest.

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