Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 15°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Colchester: Police investigating James Attfield murder still seeking witnesses after successful BBC Crimewatch appeal

16:49 04 May 2014

A man shown in one of three e-fit images (e-fit number two  bald man) released by Essex Police in the aftermath of the crime has been identified and eliminated from the investigation, a force spokesman said.

A man shown in one of three e-fit images (e-fit number two  bald man) released by Essex Police in the aftermath of the crime has been identified and eliminated from the investigation, a force spokesman said.

Archant

Police investigating the “brutal and savage” murder of James Attfield have hailed the impact of a recent BBC Crimewatch appeal - but are still urging 11 potentially crucial witnesses to come forward.

Mr Attfield, 33, was found seriously injured with more than 100 stab wounds in Castle Park off Guildford Road, Colchester, shortly before 6am on Saturday, March 29. He died a short time later at the scene.

A number of people caught on CCTV in the park have got in touch with police following the Crimewatch appeal to discount themselves from he investigation.

However, detectives are yet to hear from eight separate men, one woman, and the man and woman who sat on a park bench opposite where Mr Attfield could have been sitting on the grass.

The man and woman were there at 11.30pm on Friday, March 28, and were sitting at opposite ends of the bench. Police are unsure whether they were there together or not.

The man is white, of stocky build and has long legs, while the woman is white.

Approximately 10 metres away, a man was sat on the grass who was white, aged in his 30s and wearing a dark jacket and possibly jeans. Police believe this may be Mr Attfield.

Senior investigating officer, DCI Simon Werrett, said: “Crimewatch was a success as it registered with people and got them to contact us so that they could be eliminated from our enquiries.

“This frees up more capacity for us to scrutinise everything and anything again for clues as to why James was attacked and who is responsible for his murder. We still need people to contact us with vital information.”

A man and a woman, both aged 27 and from Colchester, are currently on police bail until Friday, May 9, having been arrested in connection with the murder.

Police are still trying to trace Mr Attfield’s movements from when he left the River Lodge pub at 10pm on Friday until he was found.

A Crimestoppers reward of up to £5,000 still remains on offer for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to call Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

The Maggie Playbus.

Ipswich’s popular playbus Maggie has been forced off the road by vandals – but she could have a more secure future, for the rest of the summer at least.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

An Ipswich man who grabbed the keys to a car after a drunken night out before crashing it into two other vehicles has been jailed.

Morrisons Petrol Station at Sproughton.

We list the five cheapest petrol prices in Ipswich for today, Thursday, June 23.

Stock image.

Two car fires in Suffolk overnight were reported to police.

Ipswich Hospital

Suffolk health chiefs say “we must do everything we can” to address childhood obesity after it emerged young people in the county had developed a disease usually associated with poor diet in adults.

England football supporters watching the England v Iceland Euro 2016 match in The Gardeners Arms, Ipswich.

It has been a night of heartbreak for England fans as they say goodbye to their dreams of reaching the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.

Harriet Philo Powell, 18, from Bulmer

The death of an aspiring art student from the Essex/Suffolk border highlighted “systemic failings” and “weaknesses” in the Suffolk mental health trust, her family told an inquest.

Richard Howitt at Felixstowe Port.

Millions of pounds of funding that comes to Suffolk and Essex from the EU must be replaced by the British government when the UK leaves Brussels.

Demolition of The Garland pub in Humber Doucy Lane.

Demolition work has started on a 19th century pub in Rushmere St Andrew.

Oliver Hindle

The parents of a young Ipswich boy who has cystic fibrosis have launched a fundraising appeal to buy a life-changing piece of equipment that will help him be more independent.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24