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Man found dead after being stabbed in the back

PUBLISHED: 10:45 11 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:23 11 February 2019

Police at the scene of the incident in Ryegate Road Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

Police at the scene of the incident in Ryegate Road Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

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A murder probe has been launched after a man was found dead having been stabbed in the back next to Colchester's Castle Park.

A public walkway was blocked by a forensics team to prevent the public approaching Ryegate Road and Castle Park Picture: JAKE FOXFORDA public walkway was blocked by a forensics team to prevent the public approaching Ryegate Road and Castle Park Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

Paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service were first at the scene, with the ambulance crew reporting the incident to the police about 8.20am on Monday, February 11 in Ryegate Road.

Ryegate Road runs along the side of Castle Park, close to Colchester’s town centre, starting just meters from the town’s high street.

The paramedics reported that he was found dead with a stab wound in his back.

At this time there is no description of the victim or an attacker.

Officers stood guard at public entrances to Ryegate Road after a man was found dead, stabbed in the back Picture: JAKE FOXFORDOfficers stood guard at public entrances to Ryegate Road after a man was found dead, stabbed in the back Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

Essex Police said thatinvestigations remain at an early stage.

Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area this morning and saw what happened.

Anyone with further information should call the North Major Crime team on 101, quoting incident 208 of today’s date.

You can also contact police online.

Essex Police vehicles gathered in number at the Castle Park entrance at the top of Ryegate Road, close to coffee shops, traders and just meters from the High Street Picture: JAKE FOXFORDEssex Police vehicles gathered in number at the Castle Park entrance at the top of Ryegate Road, close to coffee shops, traders and just meters from the High Street Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

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