Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

Colchester: Detectives to appeal live on Channel 5 tonight as they search for James Attfield’s killer

14:42 11 April 2014

James Attfield, who was murdered in Colchester.

James Attfield, who was murdered in Colchester.

Archant

Essex Police have had “a good response” to an appeal for witnesses who could help them solve the murder of James Attfield.

shares

The force released efits and CCTV images of people they wanted to speak to so they could be eliminated from enquiries.

And following a promising start to the search police have again urged anyone who recognises the efits or CCTV pictures to get in touch.

Detectives will appear on Channel 5’s Law & Disorder: Catching Criminals Live programme at 10pm tonight as part of the appeal.

James Attfield was found seriously injured with over 100 stab wounds in Castle Park off Guildford Road at 5.45am on March 29. He died a short time later at the scene.

Senior investigating officer DCI Simon Werrett said: “We are grateful for this opportunity to make another push for people to come forward with information.

“James’ family is distraught and completely devastated and want to know what happened to him.

“They want to know what type of individual would inflict such pain on their loved one.

“We want to answer these questions, but need help from others.”

Searches of the murder scene as well as a 1.5 mile area of Castle Park have lasted for nearly two weeks but the cordon which has been in place will be lifted this afternoon.

Detectives would like to thank members of the public for their patience while this essential work has been carried out.

Anyone with information in connection with this murder is urged to contact detectives in the incident room on 101, email SCDappeals@essex.pnn.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

shares

0 comments

Therese Coffey, Suffolk Coastal MP

An MP has been left fuming after a constituent was told she would have to travel from Felixstowe to Ipswich if she wanted to hand in lost property to the police.

Nationally, supply teachers have complained that their normal supply work has dried up because schools are taking the cheaper option of employing cover supervisors.

Suffolk’s schoolchildren face a growing risk of being taught by more unqualified teachers, education chiefs warned last night.

Viva Arts and Community Group perform Willy Russell’s Educating Rita

Farce, black comedy and a theatrical commentary on current affairs are all on the bill for a Suffolk drama festival.

Barry Studd wins Holywells Ward at the local election count at Ipswich Corn Exchange.

It was a bad night for the Tories in Ipswich - and a great one for Labour as they gained two seats on the borough council.

Anzani House

A charity has successfully used a Government-created loophole to avoid the perils of applying for planning permission to turn one of the region’s largest office blocks into 197 homes.

Ipswich Town 2016/17 kit

Ipswich Town have unveiled their new home, away and goalkeeper kits ahead of the new season.

Primark Ipswich

Some of the largest retailers in the heart of Ipswich are planning a multi-million pound investment in the town centre, MP Ben Gummer says today.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A burglar who stole a boiler from an unoccupied house on a new development while struggling with drug addiction must pay more than £2,000 compensation.

From left, Morgan O’Sullivan of Cushman, Simon Jennings of Ernest Doe & Sons, Darren Baldwin of Tottenham Hotspur FC and Andy Turbin, also fo Ernest Doe & Sons, with the fleet of electric vehicles supplied for the club's training ground.
Photo: Contributed

Tottenham Hotspur weren’t quite able to cut it in the Premier League, just missing out on this year’s title to Leicester City.

The Albert Sloman Library and Silberrad Student Centre, Essex University, Credi: Patel Taylor

The University of Essex has defended a doubling in the number of staff earning six-figure salaries in the past five years – and awarding a £55,000 pay rise to its vice chancellor – saying it operates “within a highly competitive market”.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24