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Colchester: Police urge public to help them build clearer picture of hours before James Attfield’s murder

14:29 11 July 2014

James Attfield, 33, from Colchester, who died after he was found stabbed to death in the town

James Attfield, 33, from Colchester, who died after he was found stabbed to death in the town's Castle Park

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Detectives investigating the murder of James Attfield today urged the people of Colchester to help them build up a clearer picture of his movements in the hours before his death.

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James, also known as Jim, was found seriously injured with more than 100 stab wounds in Lower Castle Park off Guildford Road in Colchester 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 but there are no confirmed sightings of him after that time until he was found dying in the park on Saturday morning.

Officers have been making extensive enquiries and recently made a fresh appeal to find a couple who were seen sitting on a bench in Lower Castle Park, near to where James was found.

They were spotted at 11.30pm on March 28, sitting at opposite ends of the bench, near a man who was sitting on the grass.

It is unknown whether they knew each other, but they may have been a couple who had an argument earlier in the evening and so were sitting apart, not talking to each other.

The man was white and is of a stocky build. The woman is described as white.

Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Worron said: “We don’t know why James was in the park, what time he got there and who he may have spoken to.

“We do know that the area is well used and we would really like to build up a picture of what may go on there, particularly overnight. I’m asking the people of Colchester to come forward and tell us about what goes on.

“I would urge them to come forward as it could really help us to find out who is responsible for James’ death.”

Crimestoppers has offered a reward of £10,000 payable for information which leads to the conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder of James Attfield.

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 01245 282103 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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