Colchester death: more details released

24 August 2018, 07:33 | Updated: 24 August 2018, 07:37

Essex Police car

Murder detectives have revealed a man who died in a flat in Colchester on Wednesday was stabbed in the back and chest.

Essex Police were called with concerns for the welfare of a 52 year old man in Forest Road, near Penrice Close.

Officers and paramedics attended but he died at the scene.

His death is being treated as murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Pasmore, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “Our enquiries are continuing to progress and we are building up a picture around the circumstances that led to this man’s tragic death.

“As part of this, we have spoken to a number of people, are reviewing CCTV and carrying out house-to-house enquiries. We are also continuing our forensic examination of the scene, which will take some time.

“We have identified the man’s next of kin and are supporting them through this very difficult time.

“We are speaking to his friends and neighbours and would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around Penrice Close and Forest Road between 11pm on Tuesday, August 21 and 2.45pm on Wednesday to please contact us.”

A post mortem examination is due to be carried out today.