Colchester: Reward Offered In Murder Inquiry

A reward of up to £5,000 has been offered in a bid to trace the person responsible for killing a man.

33 year old James Attfield was found near Castle Park in Colchester on March 29th. He had been stabbed 102 times.

Mr Attfield, who had a brain injury after being hit by a car four years ago, had been at the River Lodge pub in the hours before his death.

Crimestoppers has now offered the reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for his death.

Ann Scott, eastern regional manager for Crimestoppers, said: "I can simply not comprehend how someone can stab another person even once, let alone over 100 times.

"Thinking of what James must have gone through brings me to tears, which is why we have to find the person responsible for this horrific murder.''

A 27-year-old woman from Colchester is currently on bail after being arrested on Friday as part of the investigation.

If you have any information on this incident please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at