Colchester: £3,000 Reward For Flat Murder

Crimestoppers is issuing a reward of up to £3,000 for information following murder of musician in Colchester.

26-year-old Thomas Brittain was stabbed multiple times at the flat of a friend in Parkside Quarter, Colchester, in the early hours of Saturday March 9th 2013.

Mr Brittain, who was an aspiring musician and DJ, died at the scene following the attack.

Police have named 18-year-old Jack Hummerstone (pictured) as someone they would like to question in connection with this offence.

Crimestoppers is offering this reward of up to £3,000 for information passed on directly to the charity anonymously that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person's responsible for this offence.

Crimestoppers Regional Manager for the Eastern Region, Ann Scott, said: "Thomas was an extremely talented young man and he has cruelly had his life taken away from him before he was able to fulfil his potential?.

"We are offering this reward of up to £3,000 to anyone who tells us what they know anonymously on 0800 555 111 with information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

"Those responsible for this heinous crime should not be allowed to get away with their actions, and for this reason I would urge anyone with information, no matter how small, to contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

"We never ask for your name or take any personal details, we don't trace or record calls, and those giving information do not have to give a statement to Police or go to court. In the 25 years that we have been running we have never revealed anyone's identity."

To be eligible for the reward, information must be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Information can be given via a secure online form found on but will not be eligible for a reward.

The appeal can be seen on the Crimestoppers Most Wanted site: