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Colchester: Reward to find killers of James Attfield and Nahid Almanea reaches £20,000

PUBLISHED: 16:25 28 June 2014 | UPDATED: 16:25 28 June 2014

Essex Police search the area near Scarfe Way in Colchester in relation to the murder of Nahid Almanea.

Essex Police search the area near Scarfe Way in Colchester in relation to the murder of Nahid Almanea.

The reward for help in tracking down the killers of James Attfield and Nahid Almanea in Colchester has reached £20,000.

Crimestoppers has increased the reward for information leading to a conviction for Mr Attfield’s from £5,000 to £10,000. It has also put up a reward of up to £10,000 to trace Ms Almanea’s killer.

Detectives are hoping the public can help in their investigation into the murder of Mr Attfield, which happened on Saturday, March 29, in Lower Castle Park, Colchester, nearly three months ago.

Meanwhile, police continue to investigate the murder of Ms Almanea, 31, who was stabbed 16 times and left to die on the Salary Brook Trail in Colchester, at around 10.40am on June 17.

Police have previously issued CCTV of people they want to speak to. Many have been already been in contact but officers need seven people, who may hold vital witness information, to come forward so that they can be eliminated from the inquiry.

DI Anne Cameron said: “If you recognise yourself from the CCTV please contact us even if you did not see or hear anything as we need to identify everyone so that we can move forward with our enquiries.”

To date, detectives have taken more than 800 statements, and more than 230 people have phoned in response to appeals. They currently have more than 4,300 documents and intelligence recorded on file.

DI Cameron added: “James was a vulnerable man who would not have been able to run away from his attacker. For the sake of his family we will do all we can to bring his killer to justice. If you can help us please contact the investigation team via 101 or give information to Crimestoppers.”

Regional manager for Crimestoppers, Ann Scott said: “I live in this community myself. I am reassured by the extra police presence and know that Essex police are doing everything possible to find the person or persons responsible for both James’ murder and that of Nahid Almanea.

“However, it is natural to feel nervous about what has happened in Colchester and this is why we are increasing the reward for information on the murder of James Attfield. Please come forward with any information you have and give these two families some answers. Somebody somewhere knows who took these innocent people’s life.”

If you have any information on either murder, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Rewards will only be payable for information passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Information passed to Crimestoppers via their online secure form at crimestoppers-uk.orgor given directly to police will not qualify. If the two murders are positively linked by police, the claimant will only be eligible to claim up to £10,000.

2 comments

  • They have spent so long thinking that catching people going a few miles an hour over the limit or accidentally parking where they shouldn't is clearing up crime that they haven't a clue what to do when something we actually pay them to do turns up.

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    Suffolk Boy

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • I am amazed these days . cctv in every house . yet we can catch people speeding , parking but yet serious crime . no cctv in that area

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    Lee mundy

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

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