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Police start murder investigation in Colchester after man dies of stab wounds

March 9, 2013, 8:47 am

Detectives in Colchester have launched a murder investigation after the death of a man in a flat in Parkside Quarter off St Peters Street, Colchester today (March 9).

Police want to hear from anyone who was in the general area around 1.30am this morning when two white men went into a flat, armed with weapons and threatened one of the occupants. A man in his mid 20s received several knife wounds and sadly died at the scene. Another man received a wound to his hand.

Det Ch Insp Mark Hall from the Serious Crime Directorate said: “This is the early stages of our investigation and while we are trying to establish the facts I would appeal for anyone with any information to contact police. Did you see these two men, described as wearing hoodies or any vehicle in the area around St Peters Street, Parkside Quarter or Middle Mill?”

“I do not believe this was a random attack but was shocking for the family involved at the flat and I would ask for help in identifying those responsible.” Call Essex Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers where information can be given anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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