Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 3°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Colchester: Police release latest image of murdered James Attfield’s last movements

14:14 27 May 2014

This picture shows James Attfield at the Post Office

This picture shows James Attfield at the Post Office

Archant

Detectives investigating the murder of James Attfield in Colchester eight weeks ago have released a new image of him in the hope of identifying new witnesses, especially one man who is recorded on CCTV.

shares
The man shown in this picture has yet to come forwardThe man shown in this picture has yet to come forward

James Attfield was found seriously injured with over 100 stab wounds in Castle Park off Guildford Road shortly before 6am on Saturday, 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 River Lodge public house on Middleborough on Friday, March 28. He left there shortly after 10pm and police are continuing to piece together his last movements from witness accounts.The man shown in Image 4 on the Essex Police website (www.essex.police.uk) has yet to come forward despite his picture already being shown on television, online and in print.

Although there are time stamps on the night-time CCTV images, the clock is an hour fast so the man in Image 4 would have been walking through Lower Castle Park at 10:56pm (not 11:56pm) on Friday, March 28.

In total, seven people require possible elimination from the murder investigation. To help jog memories, police are releasing images of the last day’s movements of James Attfield as he walked through the town centre with the latest one showing him in the town’s post office.

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.

The man shown in the night-time CCTV image or anyone with information is asked to call Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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

shares
A large tree has smashed into electricity cables after heavy winds in Great Barton.

Strong winds early today have brought down trees and power lines around the county, causing disruption for morning travellers.

Disused frontage at Severalls Hospital.

Trespassers on a derelict hospital site have been warned they will be prosecuted.

Ipswich Crown Court

An Ipswich woman accused of throwing a plate at her brother’s head during a violent row on their mother’s birthday has been cleared of assault by a jury.

Abbey Gardens - are you proud of Suffolk's green spaces?

Welcome to Suffolk Says – your opportunity to give your views on a range of important issues in our county.

Fears over future of probation service in Suffolk and elsewhere in East Anglia

Criminals jailed for up to a year could be supervised over the phone and use kiosks to report to the probation service electronically once they are released back in the community.

Gorseland Primary School, Ipswich.

Parents are “delighted” after they were told eight support centres for children with additional needs were granted a stay of execution.

Shining Lights awards at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds. Left to right, Becki Nunn, Amber Rout, Kelly Bugg.

Healthcare staff who have helped to make a real difference to patients and their families over the last 12 months have been celebrated at the annual Shining Lights awards.

Latitude Festival, at the Henham Estate near Southwold

This year’s line-up of up-and-coming acts has been announced for Latitude’s Lake Stage – famous for hosting stars of the future on their rise to prominence.

Colchester General Hospital is preparing to open their new Radiotherapy Centre.

A massive jobs fair is being held by the trust running Colchester’s hospitals in a bid to tackle a shortage of nurses.

The Stagecoach Spectacular at The Apex in Bury.

More than 100 young people got the chance to put on a show at a professional concert hall in Bury St Edmunds.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages