Probe in triple murder launched as three men found dead in street

Wellesley Road remains closed as officers continue their investigations Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

Wellesley Road remains closed as officers continue their investigations Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT - Credit: Archant

A major investigation is under way into a triple murder in Colchester after two bodies were discovered inside a house and a third in a car outside.

Wellesley Road is currently cordoned off Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

Wellesley Road is currently cordoned off Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT - Credit: Archant

Officers were called to Wellesley Road in Colchester at around 10.15pm on Saturday, October 5 after concerns were raised about the welfare of two men following reports of an altercation.

Two men were found dead inside the house and a third was found in a car outside.

A 32-year-old man from Colchester has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Detectives say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident, but are keeping an open mind.

Officers found two men dead inside a property in Colchester, a third was found in a car outside Pict

Officers found two men dead inside a property in Colchester, a third was found in a car outside Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT - Credit: Archant


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A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We would like to speak to anyone who was in or around the Wellesley Road area between 6pm on Saturday 5 October and 1am on Sunday 6 October and witnessed any suspicious or unusual behaviour."

Wellesley Road remains closed at this time while police continue their investigations.

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Those with any information are asked to contact the Major Crime Team on 101 quoting incident 1400 of 5 October or email scd.appeals.essex@essex.pnn.police.uk.

Information can also be given completely anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.

Police have arrested a man in connection with the incident Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

Police have arrested a man in connection with the incident Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT - Credit: Archant

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Essex Police are appealing for witnesses to a triple murder in Colchester Picture: Sophie Barnett - Credit: Archant

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Tom Saunders has been charged with three counts of murder after three bodies were found in Colchester Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT - Credit: Archant

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