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Essex: Man re-arrested in James Attfield murder probe

James Attfield

James Attfield


A teenager has been re-arrested by detectives investigating the murder of James Attfield


The 18-year-old man, of no fixed address, was one of seven arrested last Thursday in connection with the murder.

He was released on bail the next day, but last night was re-arrested in Southend. He is currently being questioned by detectives at an Essex police station.

Mr Attfield, 33, was found with 102 stab wounds in the early hours of Saturday March 29 close to Colchester’s Lower Castle Park.

Efforts to resuscitate him failed and he was declared dead at the scene.

A 25-year-old-woman from Southend is on bail until September 15, while four other people also arrested on suspicion of murder - a 57-year-old man a 31-year-old man, a 27-year-old and a 27-year-old woman, all from Colchester, have been bailed until September 24.

A 23-year old-woman from Ipswich arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice is also on bail until September 15.

Two other men, both aged 33 and of no fixed address, remain on police bail pending further enquiries until Wednesday, September 17, having also been arrested in connection with James Attfield’s murder.

Police closed Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.

A man has been taken to hospital after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a van.

The accident has closed the road

A lorry driver became trapped in his vehicle after it overturned on the A1071 at Hintlesham this afternoon.

Andrew Shemming, daughter Annabelle and their dog Puzzle

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Martlesham police investigation centre

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A familiar sight this year. Roadworks at the junction of Handford Road and Portman Road in Ipswich.

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Police cordon off Rose Lane after the incident

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All services through Colchester are affected

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Carolyn winning the Suffolk New College make-up competition in 2002.

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Ipswich Hospital on Heath Road, Ipswich.

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Ofsted has published its annual review of schools

Suffolk’s primary schools are outperforming the county’s secondaries, according to figures released today by Ofsted.

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