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Teenager arrested in connection with Colchester stabbings

Carl Hopkins, 49, was found dead in Ryegate Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after two men were stabbed in Colchester.

The 17-year-old from Woolwich in London is being questioned over the death of Carl Hopkins, 49, who was found dead in Ryegate Road on Monday.

He died from a stab wound to the lung. His death is being linked to an earlier attack on a man in George Street.

Both incidents are believed to be drug-related.