Fresh witness appeal made as police make third arrest in Jim Attfield murder investigation

Halstead Gazette: Fresh witness appeal made as police make third arrest in Jim Attfield murder investigation Fresh witness appeal made as police make third arrest in Jim Attfield murder investigation

A man, 27, has been arrested in connection with the Jim Attfield murder investigation.

The arrest, the third since Mr Attfield was discovered with 102 stab wounds near Castle Park early on March 29, comes as Essex Police make fresh appeals for witnesses.

It has emerged only two of the 23 captured on CCTV walking past Lower Castle Park late on March 28 and in the early hours of Saturday March have been identified.

In particular, they want to speak to the three men pictured in these two CCTV images.

Police today carried out raids on two further properties in Colchester.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Werrett said: "Two of the people featured in the CCTV images we have released have come forward and have been spoken to and eliminated from our enquiries.

"That still leaves 21 people who we need to speak with and who may hold important information in relation to our investigation.

 

"In particular we are keen to gather further information about the group of three people in images 5 and 5a. I would like to hear from anyone who saw this trio at any time during the evening but in particular between midnight and 2.15am.”

Anyone with information should call Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Crimestoppers has offered a £5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person, or persons, responsible.

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4:13pm Wed 23 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

People in the cctv images need to come forward...if only to be cleared , unless they have something to hide. This was / is a bloody disgusting crime , and hopefully we can all raise a glass , a prayer , a smile ...when somebody is brought to justice.....just a shame it wont be a hanging , or hung/drawn/quartered
....like the Romans did.....in this olde part of Colchester , where Jim was found. Terrible.
People in the cctv images need to come forward...if only to be cleared , unless they have something to hide. This was / is a bloody disgusting crime , and hopefully we can all raise a glass , a prayer , a smile ...when somebody is brought to justice.....just a shame it wont be a hanging , or hung/drawn/quartered ....like the Romans did.....in this olde part of Colchester , where Jim was found. Terrible. SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 17

4:26pm Wed 23 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Im presuming the powers to be have tried to link the cctv images to those who were in nightclubs/taxi venues / kebab shops etc. Someone knows something.......£ 5000 as a bounty is sad......many of the local buissnesses should add to this.....the most horrific crime in Colchester for many years. JUSTICE IS NEEDED NOW.....GET THIS / THESE LOWLIFE OFF OF OUR STREETS......OR YOU , OR A FIEIND , OR A FAMILY MEMBER COULD BE NEXT........NAME AND SHAME....PLEASE !
Im presuming the powers to be have tried to link the cctv images to those who were in nightclubs/taxi venues / kebab shops etc. Someone knows something.......£ 5000 as a bounty is sad......many of the local buissnesses should add to this.....the most horrific crime in Colchester for many years. JUSTICE IS NEEDED NOW.....GET THIS / THESE LOWLIFE OFF OF OUR STREETS......OR YOU , OR A FIEIND , OR A FAMILY MEMBER COULD BE NEXT........NAME AND SHAME....PLEASE ! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 16

6:07pm Wed 23 Apr 14

brian1936 says...

And still the streetlights on Riverside are turned off.
And still the streetlights on Riverside are turned off. brian1936
  • Score: 3

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