Teenager charged with murder and attempted murder

Essex Police cordoned off the Castle Park entrance at the top of Ryegate Road Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

Essex Police cordoned off the Castle Park entrance at the top of Ryegate Road Picture: JAKE FOXFORD - Credit: Archant

A teenager has been charged with the murder of a man found stabbed in Colchester.

Officers stood guard at public entrances to Ryegate Road after a man was found dead Picture: JAKE FO

Officers stood guard at public entrances to Ryegate Road after a man was found dead Picture: JAKE FOXFORD - Credit: Archant

A 17-year-old boy from Woolwich, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged by Essex Police last night, Saturday, February 16, with murder, attempted murder and possession of a knife.

A police spokesman said the charges follow the death of Carl Hopkins, 49, who was found dead in Ryegate Road on Monday, February 11, and with the stabbing of another man, who was discovered in George Street on Sunday, February 10.

The teenager was remanded in custody to appear before magistrates in Chelmsford tomorrow.

A post mortem examination revealed that Mr Hopkins died from a stab wound to the left lung.

Police closed George Street after a man was found with stab wounds Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

Police closed George Street after a man was found with stab wounds Picture: JAKE FOXFORD - Credit: Archant

Ryegate Road was closed while Essex Police worked at the scene Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

Ryegate Road was closed while Essex Police worked at the scene Picture: JAKE FOXFORD - Credit: Archant


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