Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 11°C

Search

Colchester: Televised appeal for information on murder of James Attfield will be made on Crimewatch tonight

08:13 28 April 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

An appeal for information relating to the murder of James Attfield, who was discovered with 102 stab wounds, in Colchester will be featured on the BBC Crimewatch programme tonight.

Police investigating the incident are still trying to establish the 33-year-old’s movements between leaving the River Lodge pub just after 10pm on March 28 and when he was found in Lower Castle Park just before 6am the next day.

Detectives are keen to trace a woman seen on CCTV walking through the park at 12.36am on the Saturday and then again with a man at 2.19am.

Officers are also still trying to trace a couple seen sitting on a bench in Lower Castle Park, close to the lake, at 11.30pm on March 28.

The man is described as white, of stocky build and appears tall with long legs. The only description of the woman is that she is white.

They were sitting at opposite ends of the bench and it is not yet known if they know each other. Police believe it is possible they may have been a couple who had a row earlier in the evening and were sitting apart and not talking to each other.

About 10 metres away from the couple there was a man who was sat on the grass who was white, in his 30s and wearing a dark jacket and possibly jeans, who could have been Mr Attfield.

So far, six people caught on CCTV walking through the park late on Friday and in the early hours of Saturday have been identified and eliminated from enquiries. However, there are still 17 people who have yet to come forward.
A 27-year-old man from Colchester who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder has, along with a 27-year-old woman, also from Colchester, been released on police bail until May 9.
A reward of up to £5,000 has also been offered by Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person, or people, responsible for Mr Attfield’s murder.
The televised appeal for information will be made on BBC1’s Crimewatch at 9pm tonight.
If you have any information, 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

A Martlesham man is angry after a booked trip on a steam train up Snowdon was cancelled due to an obese family taking up all the room in his carriage.

A 170-tonne electricity transformer the size of a bungalow is being transported along the A12 in Suffolk on Saturday.

Chinese backers yesterday signed important financial agreements connected to the construction of Suffolk’s yet-to-be-approved Sizewell C nuclear power station.

A 15-year-old girl missing from Ipswich has been found, according to Suffolk police officers.

A 32-year-old autistic woman from Ipswich has hosted a Macmillan coffee morning in memory of her mother, who died of cancer two years ago.

And depending how significant the prize, or the emotional attachment to it, their fates can range from living out their days in a dusty draw to taking pride of place on your (or your parent’s) mantelpiece.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a nine-year-old girl reported being approached by two men on bicycles in Ipswich.

Police stopped a driver on the A14 this afternoon near Needham Market who was going at 107mph.

Members of a Suffolk-based fitness team have raised more than £7,000 for Ipswich Hospital’s neonatal and paediatric wards after completing the Three Peaks Challenge in just 22 hours.

Opened up in 1938, Broomhill Pool was, for decades, one of the most popular attractions in Ipswich.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24