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Colchester: Police investigating James Attfield murder identify ‘key witnesses’ on CCTV

15:32 08 May 2014

Detectives believe there is a possibility that a man and woman recorded on CCTV are the same couple seen later that evening on a bench and so become key witnesses to the murder of a Colchester man in March.

Detectives believe there is a possibility that a man and woman recorded on CCTV are the same couple seen later that evening on a bench and so become key witnesses to the murder of a Colchester man in March.

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Detectives investigating the James Attfield murder have identified “key witnesses” as it emerged they believe a man and a woman recorded on CCTV were the same couple seen earlier on a bench near the murder scene.

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James Attfield was found seriously injured with 102 stab wounds in Castle Park off Guildford Road in Colchester shortly before 6am on March 29. He died a short time later at the scene.

The 33-year-old man from East Bay in the town was last seen in the Public House in Middleborough on March 28.

He left there shortly after 10pm, and was not seen until his body was discovered the following morning by a passer-by.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Following a series of elimination enquiries, officers think that the couple pictured in image 16 on the Essex Police website are possibly the man and woman who were seen sitting on a bench at 11.30pm on March 28.

“Detectives believe they had an argument earlier in the evening which accounts for why they were sitting at opposite ends of the bench. The man is white, of stocky build and has long legs while the woman is white.

“Approximately 10m away was a man sat on the grass who was white, aged in his 30s and was wearing a dark jacket and possibly jeans. There is a strong possibility that this was James.”

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 tomorrow after being arrested in connection with the murder.

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