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Police seek badly injured man after fatal stabbing in Colchester

Have you seen Robert Brown? Police believe he could be badly injured.

A man has died and a second man is believed to have been injured following an incident in Colchester.

Emergency services were called to Buffett Way shortly before 1.10am on Tuesday 7 May to reports a man aged in his 30s had been stabbed.

Despite the efforts of paramedics he died at the scene.

A second man also believed to have been injured left the scene before emergency services arrived.

He has been identified as Robert Brown, 44, of no fixed address. He has links to Braintree and Colchester and is pictured above.

It’s really important that we find Robert Brown as he may be seriously injured and we and his family are very concerned for his welfare.

We ask Robert or anyone who knows where he is to please get in touch so that we can make sure he is okay and he received any medical treatment he might need.

We are continuing our enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident, and we’d like to speak to anyone who was in the Buffett Way area in the early hours of this morning and saw what happened or anything suspicious.

– Detective Superintendent Stephen Jennings, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate

Police are also appealing for CCTV, dash cam or mobile phone footage.


Burglar raided Essex home armed with stun gun

Ioan Sabou was jailed for 12 years Credit: Essex Police

A burglar who stormed a house in Essex armed with batons and stun guns has been jailed for 12 years.

Ioan Sabou, of Combs Lane, Great Finborough, was found guilty of aggravated burglary at Chelmsford Crown Court.

The 35-year-old entered the home of a woman in her 30s along with three other men at St Peter's Street in Colchester in May 2018.

They were armed with stun guns and batons, which they used to restrain the victim. A stun gun was used on her friend.

The burglars stole mobile phones, a tablet, cash and bank cards.

Sabou was arrested after one of the cards was used at a nearby garage.

As well as being found guilty of aggravated burglar, fraud by false representation and possession of a firearm, he was convicted of nine other thefts that took place in Norwich.

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