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Colchester: Mother of murder victim James Attfield pleads for information

PUBLISHED: 16:36 02 April 2014 | UPDATED: 16:36 02 April 2014

Essex Police Pc's Willsher and Daunt search along the River Colne in Colchester on Tuesday for evidence from the murder of James Attfield on Saturday.

Essex Police Pc's Willsher and Daunt search along the River Colne in Colchester on Tuesday for evidence from the murder of James Attfield on Saturday.

The family of Colchester murder victim James Attfield have today appealed for information into his death.

James Attfield, 33, from Colchester, who died after he was found with injuries in the town's Castle Park James Attfield, 33, from Colchester, who died after he was found with injuries in the town's Castle Park

“If you did this, hand yourself in, give yourself up,” said Julie Finch, as she made an emotional appeal for information this afternoon.

She asked anyone with information, however silly they might think it was, to come forward.

Ms Finch said Mr Attfield loved karaoke and his favourite band was The Script.

Mr Attfield’s body was found in Colchester’s Lower Castle Park in the early hours of Saturday morning with 102 stab wounds.

Efforts by paramedics to revive him failed and detectives have launched a murder inquiry.

At a press conference at Essex Police headquarters in Chelmsford today, Mr Attfield’s mother Julie Finch made an emotional plea to the public.

She asked for anyone with information about the crime or her son’s last movements to call police.

Marine officers have today been searching the nearby river and lake in a bid to find the murder weapon,thought to be knife.

The family of a missing Suffolk woman have “serious concerns” about her safety, police have said.

A formation of Lynx helicopters made a stop at Wattisham Flying Station today to mark the end of the aircraft’s distinguished 40-year career with the British Army.

A former head teacher from Saffron Walden who was found with “horrific” child abuse images has avoided jail.

A man from Bedfordshire has been arrested in connection with a ram-raid in Long Melford.

A man and a teenager from Stowmarket have been charged with robbery along with a series of other offences.

More than four thousand people have signed a petition launched by a concerned Mum, urging the county council to scrap a controversial consultation into cutting free school transport.

Ipswich Town Hall is preparing for its 150th birthday with a major celebration at the end of the month.

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