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Colchester: Crimestoppers offers reward of up to £5,000 for information on James Attfield murder

15:50 14 April 2014

James Attfield

James Attfield's mother Julie Finch, surrounded by her daughter Ashlee Waller, 18, and her partner Vince Sellars, read a statement about her son, who was stabbed to death in Colchester

Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction over the violent murder of a 33-year-old man from Colchester.

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James Attfield was found in Castle Park in the early hours of Saturday. March 29. He had been stabbed 102 times in a frenzied attack. He died while paramedics were at the scene following serious injuries to his upper body, including his head and his hands.

James, known as Jim to his friends and family, was a vulnerable man who had been left with mobility and cognitive issues following an injury he received in a road traffic collision four years ago. He leaves a mother, siblings and five children.

Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information passed to the charity’s 0800 555 111 number that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

Ann Scott, eastern regional manager for Crimestoppers, said: “I can simply not comprehend how someone can stab another person even once let alone over 100 times. Thinking of what James must have gone through brings me to tears which is why we have to find the person responsible for this horrific murder.

“I would urge anyone with information no matter how insignificant they feel it might be or anyone with niggling suspicions they are unsure of to contact us anonymously safe in the knowledge that their identity will not be revealed.”

She added: “You have nothing to fear by giving us information as we never ask for your name or take any personal details. We don’t record our calls and can’t trace calls/computers. Those giving information won’t have to go onto to give a statement to police or go to court. You don’t even have to speak to someone if you don’t want to – you can give information online. It really is quick, safe and easy. And, it could be vital in helping police to bring this person to justice.”

If you have any information on this incident please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

A 27-year-old woman from Colchester has been given police bail in connection with the murder.

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