Attempted murder probe after stabbing

A 21-YEAR-old man was being quizzed by detectives in Colchester last night on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed on the town's Greenstead estate.

By Roddy Ashworth

A 21-YEAR-old man was being quizzed by detectives in Colchester last night on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed on the town's Greenstead estate.

Barry Trotman, 29, underwent emergency surgery in the early hours of Sunday morning following the incident.

Mr Trotman had suffered serious injuries to his stomach and his condition was last night described as stable.


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Ambulance crews were called to an address in Magnolia Drive at around 11.30pm on Saturday night, where they found Mr Trotman, who was rushed to Colchester General Hospital.

However, police later said it was believed the stabbing took place a short distance away in Holborough Close, which has a junction with Magnolia Drive.

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A Essex Police spokeswoman said that police had later recovered a knife.

Yesterday one of Mr Trotman's neighbours– who declined to be named – said she had seen a flurry of activity outside the flat at around 11.30pm.

"There were four or five police cars, a CID car, a police van and an ambulance," she said.

"I saw him being brought out. The ambulance was there for a while after."

Two other men have also been arrested in relation to the incident and were last night helping police with their inquiries.

Anybody with any information about the stabbing or who saw anything suspicious in the area is asked to contact Colchester CID on 01206 762212.

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