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Colchester: Police thank woman for responding to James Attfield murder investigation appeal

PUBLISHED: 11:26 05 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.

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Police have praised a woman who responded to a murder investigation witness appeal in Colchester - minutes after its launch.

Detectives investigating the murder of James Attfield, who was found with more than 100 stab wounds in Castle Park on Saturday, March 29, wanted to speak to the woman after she was seen on CCTV talking to Mr Attfield in the River Lodge pub -where he was last seen alive.

“This woman has now contacted police and detectives will speak to her,” said a police spokesman.

“Essex Police would like to thank her for contacting the force after the social media appeal.”

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.

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

Essex’s Police, Fire and Crime Panel has approved an average £12 increase in council tax - which looks to provide 150 more frontline officers in the county.

A leading medic at the West Suffolk Hospital has given his backing to an appeal to raise £500,000 for a new cardiac unit at the site in Bury St Edmunds.

Quiz night at Seckford Golf Club raises more than £1,200 for Eve appeal for fighting cancer.

Essex’s new fire chief says she was ‘delighted and excited’ to be offered the role.

Teams are being sought for a charity challenge set to test their fitness and resourcefulness and at the same time raise money for a worthy cause.

The region’s ambulance trust, which is facing allegations of patient deaths due to delays, is to be the subject of a “risk summit”.

A gas fitter who crashed has van on the way home from an 11-hour Boxing Day binge has been handed a suspended jail term.

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