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Essex: Man re-arrested in James Attfield murder probe

James Attfield

James Attfield


A teenager has been re-arrested by detectives investigating the murder of James Attfield


The 18-year-old man, of no fixed address, was one of seven arrested last Thursday in connection with the murder.

He was released on bail the next day, but last night was re-arrested in Southend. He is currently being questioned by detectives at an Essex police station.

Mr Attfield, 33, was found with 102 stab wounds in the early hours of Saturday March 29 close to Colchester’s Lower Castle Park.

Efforts to resuscitate him failed and he was declared dead at the scene.

A 25-year-old-woman from Southend is on bail until September 15, while four other people also arrested on suspicion of murder - a 57-year-old man a 31-year-old man, a 27-year-old and a 27-year-old woman, all from Colchester, have been bailed until September 24.

A 23-year old-woman from Ipswich arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice is also on bail 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.

Woman conned by bogus caller (Stock photo)

A Hadleigh woman who lost £2,500 in a police scam has warned others to be alert to the crime.

The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance

A man was air lifted to hospital with chest pains after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash in Essex.

She was last seen in the area of Downside Close in Ipswich.

Concern is growing for a 49-year-old woman who has gone missing in Ipswich.

Essex police are investigating a robbery at Jaywick.

An 88-year-old Essex man suffered a broken hip when he was knocked to the ground by robbers who burst into his Jaywick home.

HGV drink-driver in court

A lorry driver carrying a trailer full of wine has admitted dangerous driving when weaving between lanes on the A14 while three times over the drink-drive limit.

Ipswich Park and Ride. Martlesham.

The two remaining park and ride sites in Ipswich could close in three years’ time if there is not a substantial increase in the number of motorists using them.

Members of the nursing team at Ipswich Hospital.

Carers and visitors of people being looked after at Ipswich Hospital will next month be able to spend more time with patients as new extended visiting hours are introduced.

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