Girl, 16, arrested for murder conspiracy after Colchester stabbing attack
- Credit: Su Anderson
A 16-year-old girl from Colchester has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit murder.
She is the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 70-year-old man in Hythe Hill in the town in November.
This week detectives from Essex Police released a series of CCTV images in a bid to move on the investigation.
On Wednesday three men were detained in connection with the inquiry.
A Manningtree man, 49, and a Colchester man, 45, were arrested suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, while a 20-year-old man from the Manningtree area was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
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Magistrates have given detectives more time to question them.
Investigators said the teenage girl arrested yesterday was awaiting questioning.
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The victim was stabbed in the face, chest and back at about 5.40pm on Tuesday November 10, in the rear garden of his home in Hythe Hill.