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Colchester: Six people arrested in James Attfield murder enquiry released on bail

PUBLISHED: 08:51 08 August 2014 | UPDATED: 08:59 08 August 2014

James Attfield, who was murdered in Colchester, pictured with a bowling medal

James Attfield, who was murdered in Colchester, pictured with a bowling medal

Archant

The six people arrested yesterday in connection with the murder of James Attfield have all been released on police bail.

Mr Attfield, 33, was found fatally injured with more than 100 stab wounds close to Lower Castle Park off Guildford Road, Colchester, at around 6am on Saturday, March 29.

Six people from across Essex and Suffolk were arrested on Thursday in connection with the incident - five on suspicion of murder, another on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

A 25-year-old-woman from Southend and an 18-year-old man of no fixed address have been bailed until September 15, while three other people also arrested on suspicion of murder - a 57-year-old man from Colchester, a 27-year-old man from Colchester and a 27-year-old woman from Colchester - have been bailed until September 24.

A 23-year old-woman from Ipswich arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice has also been bailed 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.

Drivers are advised that it is “highly likely” the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk will shut during tomorrow morning’s rush hour amid forecasts of 65mph gusts.

Two teenagers wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a 17-year-old in Colchester are still at large following a “targeted” attack.

An investigation into whether ambulance delays caused the deaths of patients in the East of England must be transparent and independent, a union leader has warned.

A couple who run a hedgehog rescue charity from their home near Stowmarket say they released more than 400 of the little animals into the wild just last year.

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