Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 4°C

Search

Colchester: Police investigating the murder of James Attfield eliminate another man from enquiry

16:01 09 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

Detectives investigating the James Attfield murder have eliminated another man from their enquiry.

shares

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.

Witnesses spoke to detectives and provided details and descriptions of the movements and facial composition of three men who were seen in the vicinity of Mr Attifeld on the evening of March 28.

The latest development means detectives are still working to identify two other people shown in the e-fit images.

Mr Attfield, 33, was found seriously injured with 102 stab wounds in Castle Park off Guildford Road in Colchester shortly before 6am on March 29. He died a short time later at the scene.

The vulnerable father-of-five from East Bay in the town was last seen in the River Lodge Public House on Middleborough on March 28.

He left there shortly after 10pm before his body was found by a passer-by the following morning.

Earlier today police said they have now identified another three people recorded on CCTV, leaving only eight people that need to be identified from CCTV images.

A man and a woman identified in CCTV images have come forward, with detectives set to speak to them to find out if they are also the couple seen on a bench in the park at 11.30pm on March 28.

Another man also identified in CCTV images has also contacted police and could be eliminated from the investigation after speaking to officers.

Meanwhile, a man and a woman, both aged 27 and from Colchester, are on police bail until May 21 after being arrested in connection with the murder.

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

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

shares

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

Ipswich Hospital has bought the old Bridge School site for development.

Ipswich Hospital’s redevelopment plans have received a major boost after it bought the site of the former Bridge School on Heath Road.

Freston Tower

Dendrochronology is the scientific art of dating timber by comparing the patterns in the end grain of a sample from the building in question with the known growth of typical trees at the time, writes John Norman, of the Ipswich Society.

Tracy Root with Ruff and Tumble... or Tumble and Ruff. 'I definitely love cats as much as dogs, but I think dogs give you more back than a cat'

The BBC has set the cat among the pigeons with the launch of a short series with a provocative title – Cats v Dogs: Which is Best?

Charity evening on the ice at Winter Wondeland in Colchester

Suppliers, small businesses and individuals have “little chance” of getting any of the quarter of a million pounds they are owed from the collapse of Colchester’s outdoor ice rink.

QD Stores logo

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing a disturbance at an Ipswich branch of QD.

Sleeping Giants episode four

The Sleeping Giants are back with a packed episode four, discussing the best goal ever scored, comebacks which should never have happened and the FA Vase.

Visitors got to take part in the Big Garden Bird Watch at the Flatford RSPB over the weekend.
Amy and Julia Hill.

Our photographers travel across Suffolk and north Essex, recording the events of the week.

Police close road (file picture)

Saddlemakers Lane in Melton has reopened in both directions.

Mouth cancer survivor Sam Fordham with husband Neil and five-year-old daughter Molly

A woman who beat mouth cancer has said it is vital people who think they have symptoms of any form of the disease gets them checked out early.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train

There are delays of up to 20 minutes for rail users travelling between Ipswich and Cambridge due to a signalling fault.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24