Criminologists questions if brutal murders are linked

Gazette: Brutal murder - James Attfield Brutal murder - James Attfield

ESSEX Police are not linking two brutal murders in Colchester with a vicious killing in Swindon.

Hundreds of officers are searching for the killers of father-of-five James Attfield and University of Essex student Nahid Al-Manea who were both killed in Colchester and both subjected to horrific knife attacks.

Detectives in Swindon are investigating the death of a man in his 60s who was killed in "an extremely vicious attack" near an underpass near the railway station.

Prof David Wilson, who is a professor of Criminology Birmingham City University, has questioned whether there are links between the Colchester and Swindon murders.

However, the line of inquiry has been ruled out by Essex Police.

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5:31pm Sat 28 Jun 14

pixiebell87 says...

sorry but I think Essex police are stupid to discount this murder. yes its not in colchester but the killer/s could travel. commiting another crime in this area is to risky at the moment, who can say for sure the killer/s hasnt moved on to a new area. Shouldnt rule anything out at this stage!!
sorry but I think Essex police are stupid to discount this murder. yes its not in colchester but the killer/s could travel. commiting another crime in this area is to risky at the moment, who can say for sure the killer/s hasnt moved on to a new area. Shouldnt rule anything out at this stage!! pixiebell87
  • Score: -1

5:51pm Sat 28 Jun 14

iwitness says...

pixiebell87 wrote:
sorry but I think Essex police are stupid to discount this murder. yes its not in colchester but the killer/s could travel. commiting another crime in this area is to risky at the moment, who can say for sure the killer/s hasnt moved on to a new area. Shouldnt rule anything out at this stage!!
It's probably been discounted because the murder in Swindon does not follow the same M.O of both the Colchester murders.
[quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: sorry but I think Essex police are stupid to discount this murder. yes its not in colchester but the killer/s could travel. commiting another crime in this area is to risky at the moment, who can say for sure the killer/s hasnt moved on to a new area. Shouldnt rule anything out at this stage!![/p][/quote]It's probably been discounted because the murder in Swindon does not follow the same M.O of both the Colchester murders. iwitness
  • Score: 24

8:04pm Sat 28 Jun 14

helenbach says...

Forensic will of told lots about both murders, yes any one can travel ........ do we know if the murderer is left or right handed? how deep are the knife wounds etc etc etc blah blah blah , im sure there are lots of markers and if they dont match then its not the same person, lets not waste valuable police resources and go by what the police say, with so much media coverage could be a copy cat attack, ????
lets hope those responsible are caught and brought to justice PDQ
Forensic will of told lots about both murders, yes any one can travel ........ do we know if the murderer is left or right handed? how deep are the knife wounds etc etc etc blah blah blah , im sure there are lots of markers and if they dont match then its not the same person, lets not waste valuable police resources and go by what the police say, with so much media coverage could be a copy cat attack, ???? lets hope those responsible are caught and brought to justice PDQ helenbach
  • Score: 24

8:26pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Nom De Plume says...

If Wilson is saying or states there are links...
It is relatively simple there are links.
This chap is one of the top in his field in the country.
If Wilson is saying or states there are links... It is relatively simple there are links. This chap is one of the top in his field in the country. Nom De Plume
  • Score: 6

8:32pm Sat 28 Jun 14

HARRY438 says...

Which ever way you look at we are all getting an education in criminology, wether we like it or not.
Which ever way you look at we are all getting an education in criminology, wether we like it or not. HARRY438
  • Score: 25

10:06pm Sat 28 Jun 14

JohnStang says...

Well, this attack features some of the key elements of the other attacks - frenzied stabbing, down a footpath, close to the leisure centre, random victim, no witnesses or motive.... On the other hand, it is a long way away from Colchester and this area in Swindon is apparently well known for being a trouble spot. Does this guy know both areas well? Is he some kind of truck driver who travels around a lot? If it really is the same person, he cannot go a week without killing someone. I am glad to see a lot more police presence in Colchester though....
Well, this attack features some of the key elements of the other attacks - frenzied stabbing, down a footpath, close to the leisure centre, random victim, no witnesses or motive.... On the other hand, it is a long way away from Colchester and this area in Swindon is apparently well known for being a trouble spot. Does this guy know both areas well? Is he some kind of truck driver who travels around a lot? If it really is the same person, he cannot go a week without killing someone. I am glad to see a lot more police presence in Colchester though.... JohnStang
  • Score: -1

10:44pm Sat 28 Jun 14

JohnStang says...

http://www.ibtimes.c
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http://www.bbc.co.uk
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For anyone who wants to read about the Swindon event.... very scary :(
http://www.ibtimes.c o.uk/60-year-old-kil led-savage-knife-att ack-muggers-alley-sw indon-1454581 http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-wil tshire-28075539 For anyone who wants to read about the Swindon event.... very scary :( JohnStang
  • Score: -9

8:22am Sun 29 Jun 14

HARRY438 says...

Not many truckers are familiar with cycle paths,they usually avoid cycling & walking as much as pos.
Not many truckers are familiar with cycle paths,they usually avoid cycling & walking as much as pos. HARRY438
  • Score: 12

8:46am Sun 29 Jun 14

1980-colchester says...

HARRY438 wrote:
Not many truckers are familiar with cycle paths,they usually avoid cycling & walking as much as pos.
What an uneducated comment. Very stereotypical of you there!
[quote][p][bold]HARRY438[/bold] wrote: Not many truckers are familiar with cycle paths,they usually avoid cycling & walking as much as pos.[/p][/quote]What an uneducated comment. Very stereotypical of you there! 1980-colchester
  • Score: -14

10:31am Sun 29 Jun 14

Colonel Kurtz says...

I've stated before anyone wearing a jacket in mid summer is not acclimatised to the British summer and the style of jacket and the tanned skin would suggest this is a possible foreigner. A honour killing maybe?. Is there any software available to scan airport immigration queues for this unique item of clothing ?
I've stated before anyone wearing a jacket in mid summer is not acclimatised to the British summer and the style of jacket and the tanned skin would suggest this is a possible foreigner. A honour killing maybe?. Is there any software available to scan airport immigration queues for this unique item of clothing ? Colonel Kurtz
  • Score: -5

11:35am Sun 29 Jun 14

girlmontofri says...

Good thought colonel it could be a close to home related murder but then again thinking all these police we did not have that for the Attfield murder.! So I think there must be a strong link between the two that they can not tell us yet. They must have grave concerns that it is a good possibility he will strike again. Let's face it he could travel but I doubt it he needs to know he can get back home quickly.
Good thought colonel it could be a close to home related murder but then again thinking all these police we did not have that for the Attfield murder.! So I think there must be a strong link between the two that they can not tell us yet. They must have grave concerns that it is a good possibility he will strike again. Let's face it he could travel but I doubt it he needs to know he can get back home quickly. girlmontofri
  • Score: 6

12:08pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Mr Honest says...

Of course it wasn't an honour killing. You don't need to be an expert to know the killings are linked. The police know he could strike anywhere anytime. They will get him or her....eventually.
Of course it wasn't an honour killing. You don't need to be an expert to know the killings are linked. The police know he could strike anywhere anytime. They will get him or her....eventually. Mr Honest
  • Score: 0

12:44pm Sun 29 Jun 14

HARRY438 says...

1980-colchester wrote:
HARRY438 wrote:
Not many truckers are familiar with cycle paths,they usually avoid cycling & walking as much as pos.
What an uneducated comment. Very stereotypical of you there!
From an uneducated truck driver into the bargain! How many truckers take on the London Marathon?
[quote][p][bold]1980-colchester[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HARRY438[/bold] wrote: Not many truckers are familiar with cycle paths,they usually avoid cycling & walking as much as pos.[/p][/quote]What an uneducated comment. Very stereotypical of you there![/p][/quote]From an uneducated truck driver into the bargain! How many truckers take on the London Marathon? HARRY438
  • Score: 10

6:00pm Sun 29 Jun 14

A Very Primate Gentleman says...

Colonel Kurtz wrote:
I've stated before anyone wearing a jacket in mid summer is not acclimatised to the British summer and the style of jacket and the tanned skin would suggest this is a possible foreigner. A honour killing maybe?. Is there any software available to scan airport immigration queues for this unique item of clothing ?
So anyone in Colchester with a coat and a tan is in your book a possible foreigner. I've lived in the UK all my life when it's sunny I get a tan if it's cooler I sometimes wear a coat great logic there Colonel!

As for the scanner yes let's trawl through the immigration queues of every port and airport in the land for the past 5 years I mean it's not like the coat could have been packed in hold luggage or purchased here in the UK.

Odd how these horrific crimes have suddenly caused every one to become an armchair Miss Marple.
[quote][p][bold]Colonel Kurtz[/bold] wrote: I've stated before anyone wearing a jacket in mid summer is not acclimatised to the British summer and the style of jacket and the tanned skin would suggest this is a possible foreigner. A honour killing maybe?. Is there any software available to scan airport immigration queues for this unique item of clothing ?[/p][/quote]So anyone in Colchester with a coat and a tan is in your book a possible foreigner. I've lived in the UK all my life when it's sunny I get a tan if it's cooler I sometimes wear a coat great logic there Colonel! As for the scanner yes let's trawl through the immigration queues of every port and airport in the land for the past 5 years I mean it's not like the coat could have been packed in hold luggage or purchased here in the UK. Odd how these horrific crimes have suddenly caused every one to become an armchair Miss Marple. A Very Primate Gentleman
  • Score: 7

6:33pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Colonel Kurtz says...

A Very Primate Gentleman wrote:
Colonel Kurtz wrote:
I've stated before anyone wearing a jacket in mid summer is not acclimatised to the British summer and the style of jacket and the tanned skin would suggest this is a possible foreigner. A honour killing maybe?. Is there any software available to scan airport immigration queues for this unique item of clothing ?
So anyone in Colchester with a coat and a tan is in your book a possible foreigner. I've lived in the UK all my life when it's sunny I get a tan if it's cooler I sometimes wear a coat great logic there Colonel!

As for the scanner yes let's trawl through the immigration queues of every port and airport in the land for the past 5 years I mean it's not like the coat could have been packed in hold luggage or purchased here in the UK.

Odd how these horrific crimes have suddenly caused every one to become an armchair Miss Marple.
Your twisting my words here. I merely commented it was unlikely a young person wearing such a jacket in the summer. Modern computer software can pick out items of clothing from a cctv. Most people wear their coats to save space in the suitcase. We cannot rule out a honour killing. I wasn't trying to be Miss Marple just to put forward a reasonable theory, But some people will think its racist to use the word foreigner.

I'm entitled to make my views. So get off your high horse and respect others opinions.
[quote][p][bold]A Very Primate Gentleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Colonel Kurtz[/bold] wrote: I've stated before anyone wearing a jacket in mid summer is not acclimatised to the British summer and the style of jacket and the tanned skin would suggest this is a possible foreigner. A honour killing maybe?. Is there any software available to scan airport immigration queues for this unique item of clothing ?[/p][/quote]So anyone in Colchester with a coat and a tan is in your book a possible foreigner. I've lived in the UK all my life when it's sunny I get a tan if it's cooler I sometimes wear a coat great logic there Colonel! As for the scanner yes let's trawl through the immigration queues of every port and airport in the land for the past 5 years I mean it's not like the coat could have been packed in hold luggage or purchased here in the UK. Odd how these horrific crimes have suddenly caused every one to become an armchair Miss Marple.[/p][/quote]Your twisting my words here. I merely commented it was unlikely a young person wearing such a jacket in the summer. Modern computer software can pick out items of clothing from a cctv. Most people wear their coats to save space in the suitcase. We cannot rule out a honour killing. I wasn't trying to be Miss Marple just to put forward a reasonable theory, But some people will think its racist to use the word foreigner. I'm entitled to make my views. So get off your high horse and respect others opinions. Colonel Kurtz
  • Score: -5

6:47pm Sun 29 Jun 14

cabbie77 says...

I dont think an honour killing they would make you suffer that much by stabbing so many times do you
I dont think an honour killing they would make you suffer that much by stabbing so many times do you cabbie77
  • Score: -10

6:59pm Sun 29 Jun 14

JohnStang says...

Swindon murder described as 'ferocious' involving multiple stabbing all over the body.... just like Attfield.....
Swindon murder described as 'ferocious' involving multiple stabbing all over the body.... just like Attfield..... JohnStang
  • Score: -7

7:48pm Sun 29 Jun 14

A Very Primate Gentleman says...

Colonel Kurtz wrote:
A Very Primate Gentleman wrote:
Colonel Kurtz wrote:
I've stated before anyone wearing a jacket in mid summer is not acclimatised to the British summer and the style of jacket and the tanned skin would suggest this is a possible foreigner. A honour killing maybe?. Is there any software available to scan airport immigration queues for this unique item of clothing ?
So anyone in Colchester with a coat and a tan is in your book a possible foreigner. I've lived in the UK all my life when it's sunny I get a tan if it's cooler I sometimes wear a coat great logic there Colonel!

As for the scanner yes let's trawl through the immigration queues of every port and airport in the land for the past 5 years I mean it's not like the coat could have been packed in hold luggage or purchased here in the UK.

Odd how these horrific crimes have suddenly caused every one to become an armchair Miss Marple.
Your twisting my words here. I merely commented it was unlikely a young person wearing such a jacket in the summer. Modern computer software can pick out items of clothing from a cctv. Most people wear their coats to save space in the suitcase. We cannot rule out a honour killing. I wasn't trying to be Miss Marple just to put forward a reasonable theory, But some people will think its racist to use the word foreigner.

I'm entitled to make my views. So get off your high horse and respect others opinions.
Come on then Gok Wan what age of person would wear such a jacket in the summer? the simple answer is you don't know.

Yours wasn't a reasonable theory it was wild speculation based on stereotypes you made up in your own head. What cctv should be analysed first super sleuth, how many thousands of hours of footage should be processed I mean it certainly won't take long to round up everyone that's ever entered the country wearing a coat bearing any similarities to the one described then perhaps the cctv of every store in the country that has ever sold a similar jacket could be checked and then once all people who have purchased such an item are identified the police could then check if any have been given as a gift or donated to a charity shop or lost. Oh yes your suggestion is certainly the best use of the limited resources the police have.
[quote][p][bold]Colonel Kurtz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Primate Gentleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Colonel Kurtz[/bold] wrote: I've stated before anyone wearing a jacket in mid summer is not acclimatised to the British summer and the style of jacket and the tanned skin would suggest this is a possible foreigner. A honour killing maybe?. Is there any software available to scan airport immigration queues for this unique item of clothing ?[/p][/quote]So anyone in Colchester with a coat and a tan is in your book a possible foreigner. I've lived in the UK all my life when it's sunny I get a tan if it's cooler I sometimes wear a coat great logic there Colonel! As for the scanner yes let's trawl through the immigration queues of every port and airport in the land for the past 5 years I mean it's not like the coat could have been packed in hold luggage or purchased here in the UK. Odd how these horrific crimes have suddenly caused every one to become an armchair Miss Marple.[/p][/quote]Your twisting my words here. I merely commented it was unlikely a young person wearing such a jacket in the summer. Modern computer software can pick out items of clothing from a cctv. Most people wear their coats to save space in the suitcase. We cannot rule out a honour killing. I wasn't trying to be Miss Marple just to put forward a reasonable theory, But some people will think its racist to use the word foreigner. I'm entitled to make my views. So get off your high horse and respect others opinions.[/p][/quote]Come on then Gok Wan what age of person would wear such a jacket in the summer? the simple answer is you don't know. Yours wasn't a reasonable theory it was wild speculation based on stereotypes you made up in your own head. What cctv should be analysed first super sleuth, how many thousands of hours of footage should be processed I mean it certainly won't take long to round up everyone that's ever entered the country wearing a coat bearing any similarities to the one described then perhaps the cctv of every store in the country that has ever sold a similar jacket could be checked and then once all people who have purchased such an item are identified the police could then check if any have been given as a gift or donated to a charity shop or lost. Oh yes your suggestion is certainly the best use of the limited resources the police have. A Very Primate Gentleman
  • Score: 9

7:52pm Sun 29 Jun 14

NoExpert says...

As soon as I heard about the murder in Swindon I thought they were linked too, it is extremely unusual for murders to happen in these circumstances. I did wonder if it was a student who did these crimes and maybe he/she went home for the summer holidays...
As soon as I heard about the murder in Swindon I thought they were linked too, it is extremely unusual for murders to happen in these circumstances. I did wonder if it was a student who did these crimes and maybe he/she went home for the summer holidays... NoExpert
  • Score: -9

8:02pm Sun 29 Jun 14

JohnStang says...

A Very Primate Gentleman wrote:
Colonel Kurtz wrote:
A Very Primate Gentleman wrote:
Colonel Kurtz wrote:
I've stated before anyone wearing a jacket in mid summer is not acclimatised to the British summer and the style of jacket and the tanned skin would suggest this is a possible foreigner. A honour killing maybe?. Is there any software available to scan airport immigration queues for this unique item of clothing ?
So anyone in Colchester with a coat and a tan is in your book a possible foreigner. I've lived in the UK all my life when it's sunny I get a tan if it's cooler I sometimes wear a coat great logic there Colonel!

As for the scanner yes let's trawl through the immigration queues of every port and airport in the land for the past 5 years I mean it's not like the coat could have been packed in hold luggage or purchased here in the UK.

Odd how these horrific crimes have suddenly caused every one to become an armchair Miss Marple.
Your twisting my words here. I merely commented it was unlikely a young person wearing such a jacket in the summer. Modern computer software can pick out items of clothing from a cctv. Most people wear their coats to save space in the suitcase. We cannot rule out a honour killing. I wasn't trying to be Miss Marple just to put forward a reasonable theory, But some people will think its racist to use the word foreigner.

I'm entitled to make my views. So get off your high horse and respect others opinions.
Come on then Gok Wan what age of person would wear such a jacket in the summer? the simple answer is you don't know.

Yours wasn't a reasonable theory it was wild speculation based on stereotypes you made up in your own head. What cctv should be analysed first super sleuth, how many thousands of hours of footage should be processed I mean it certainly won't take long to round up everyone that's ever entered the country wearing a coat bearing any similarities to the one described then perhaps the cctv of every store in the country that has ever sold a similar jacket could be checked and then once all people who have purchased such an item are identified the police could then check if any have been given as a gift or donated to a charity shop or lost. Oh yes your suggestion is certainly the best use of the limited resources the police have.
Calm down.... everyone is entitled to share their theories and ideas, but attacking people because you don't agree is not really very nice or helpful....
[quote][p][bold]A Very Primate Gentleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Colonel Kurtz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Primate Gentleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Colonel Kurtz[/bold] wrote: I've stated before anyone wearing a jacket in mid summer is not acclimatised to the British summer and the style of jacket and the tanned skin would suggest this is a possible foreigner. A honour killing maybe?. Is there any software available to scan airport immigration queues for this unique item of clothing ?[/p][/quote]So anyone in Colchester with a coat and a tan is in your book a possible foreigner. I've lived in the UK all my life when it's sunny I get a tan if it's cooler I sometimes wear a coat great logic there Colonel! As for the scanner yes let's trawl through the immigration queues of every port and airport in the land for the past 5 years I mean it's not like the coat could have been packed in hold luggage or purchased here in the UK. Odd how these horrific crimes have suddenly caused every one to become an armchair Miss Marple.[/p][/quote]Your twisting my words here. I merely commented it was unlikely a young person wearing such a jacket in the summer. Modern computer software can pick out items of clothing from a cctv. Most people wear their coats to save space in the suitcase. We cannot rule out a honour killing. I wasn't trying to be Miss Marple just to put forward a reasonable theory, But some people will think its racist to use the word foreigner. I'm entitled to make my views. So get off your high horse and respect others opinions.[/p][/quote]Come on then Gok Wan what age of person would wear such a jacket in the summer? the simple answer is you don't know. Yours wasn't a reasonable theory it was wild speculation based on stereotypes you made up in your own head. What cctv should be analysed first super sleuth, how many thousands of hours of footage should be processed I mean it certainly won't take long to round up everyone that's ever entered the country wearing a coat bearing any similarities to the one described then perhaps the cctv of every store in the country that has ever sold a similar jacket could be checked and then once all people who have purchased such an item are identified the police could then check if any have been given as a gift or donated to a charity shop or lost. Oh yes your suggestion is certainly the best use of the limited resources the police have.[/p][/quote]Calm down.... everyone is entitled to share their theories and ideas, but attacking people because you don't agree is not really very nice or helpful.... JohnStang
  • Score: -3

8:12pm Sun 29 Jun 14

cabbie77 says...

Obviously there is a reason they dont think its linked they know something we dont and somebody put the reason why on here but as soon as they did it was deleted off
Obviously there is a reason they dont think its linked they know something we dont and somebody put the reason why on here but as soon as they did it was deleted off cabbie77
  • Score: 12

7:23am Mon 30 Jun 14

super waluigi says...

JohnStang wrote:
A Very Primate Gentleman wrote:
Colonel Kurtz wrote:
A Very Primate Gentleman wrote:
Colonel Kurtz wrote:
I've stated before anyone wearing a jacket in mid summer is not acclimatised to the British summer and the style of jacket and the tanned skin would suggest this is a possible foreigner. A honour killing maybe?. Is there any software available to scan airport immigration queues for this unique item of clothing ?
So anyone in Colchester with a coat and a tan is in your book a possible foreigner. I've lived in the UK all my life when it's sunny I get a tan if it's cooler I sometimes wear a coat great logic there Colonel!

As for the scanner yes let's trawl through the immigration queues of every port and airport in the land for the past 5 years I mean it's not like the coat could have been packed in hold luggage or purchased here in the UK.

Odd how these horrific crimes have suddenly caused every one to become an armchair Miss Marple.
Your twisting my words here. I merely commented it was unlikely a young person wearing such a jacket in the summer. Modern computer software can pick out items of clothing from a cctv. Most people wear their coats to save space in the suitcase. We cannot rule out a honour killing. I wasn't trying to be Miss Marple just to put forward a reasonable theory, But some people will think its racist to use the word foreigner.

I'm entitled to make my views. So get off your high horse and respect others opinions.
Come on then Gok Wan what age of person would wear such a jacket in the summer? the simple answer is you don't know.

Yours wasn't a reasonable theory it was wild speculation based on stereotypes you made up in your own head. What cctv should be analysed first super sleuth, how many thousands of hours of footage should be processed I mean it certainly won't take long to round up everyone that's ever entered the country wearing a coat bearing any similarities to the one described then perhaps the cctv of every store in the country that has ever sold a similar jacket could be checked and then once all people who have purchased such an item are identified the police could then check if any have been given as a gift or donated to a charity shop or lost. Oh yes your suggestion is certainly the best use of the limited resources the police have.
Calm down.... everyone is entitled to share their theories and ideas, but attacking people because you don't agree is not really very nice or helpful....
Yes. But your opinion is based on racism. Over and over.
[quote][p][bold]JohnStang[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Primate Gentleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Colonel Kurtz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Primate Gentleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Colonel Kurtz[/bold] wrote: I've stated before anyone wearing a jacket in mid summer is not acclimatised to the British summer and the style of jacket and the tanned skin would suggest this is a possible foreigner. A honour killing maybe?. Is there any software available to scan airport immigration queues for this unique item of clothing ?[/p][/quote]So anyone in Colchester with a coat and a tan is in your book a possible foreigner. I've lived in the UK all my life when it's sunny I get a tan if it's cooler I sometimes wear a coat great logic there Colonel! As for the scanner yes let's trawl through the immigration queues of every port and airport in the land for the past 5 years I mean it's not like the coat could have been packed in hold luggage or purchased here in the UK. Odd how these horrific crimes have suddenly caused every one to become an armchair Miss Marple.[/p][/quote]Your twisting my words here. I merely commented it was unlikely a young person wearing such a jacket in the summer. Modern computer software can pick out items of clothing from a cctv. Most people wear their coats to save space in the suitcase. We cannot rule out a honour killing. I wasn't trying to be Miss Marple just to put forward a reasonable theory, But some people will think its racist to use the word foreigner. I'm entitled to make my views. So get off your high horse and respect others opinions.[/p][/quote]Come on then Gok Wan what age of person would wear such a jacket in the summer? the simple answer is you don't know. Yours wasn't a reasonable theory it was wild speculation based on stereotypes you made up in your own head. What cctv should be analysed first super sleuth, how many thousands of hours of footage should be processed I mean it certainly won't take long to round up everyone that's ever entered the country wearing a coat bearing any similarities to the one described then perhaps the cctv of every store in the country that has ever sold a similar jacket could be checked and then once all people who have purchased such an item are identified the police could then check if any have been given as a gift or donated to a charity shop or lost. Oh yes your suggestion is certainly the best use of the limited resources the police have.[/p][/quote]Calm down.... everyone is entitled to share their theories and ideas, but attacking people because you don't agree is not really very nice or helpful....[/p][/quote]Yes. But your opinion is based on racism. Over and over. super waluigi
  • Score: -8

10:46am Mon 30 Jun 14

Jess Jephcott says...

I suggest that we leave the police to get on with their job in finding this murderer and protecting us all. Meanwhile we must all be vigilant and avoid lonely tracks or unpopulated places.
I suggest that we leave the police to get on with their job in finding this murderer and protecting us all. Meanwhile we must all be vigilant and avoid lonely tracks or unpopulated places. Jess Jephcott
  • Score: 5

11:36am Mon 30 Jun 14

HARRY438 says...

Two women were stabbed in the chest while walking their dogs in Portsmouth, police have said.

In separate, unprovoked incidents a 45-year-old woman was attacked by a man on a wooded footpath along the shore of Ports Creek, Hilsea, on Sunday.

Prior to that, a 20-year-old was assaulted on Southampton Road, near Ashurst Road, Cosham, on 20 June.

Both women were stabbed in the chest but their injuries are not life threatening.

'Possible link'
In Sunday's attack, east of the footbridge which crosses from Peronne Road to the Highbury estate, the man is described as white, in his early 20s and wearing a blue hooded top with yellow writing and blue jeans.

Hampshire Constabulary said the woman's injury indicates a knife was used. No arrest has been made.

Det Insp Mark Tutton said: "This type of unprovoked attack is extremely unusual, particularly two similar incidents in the north of the city in just over a week.

"We are obviously investigating the possibility that these are linked."

He has appealed for witnesses and said "reassurance patrols" were ongoing in the Hilsea area.
Two women were stabbed in the chest while walking their dogs in Portsmouth, police have said. In separate, unprovoked incidents a 45-year-old woman was attacked by a man on a wooded footpath along the shore of Ports Creek, Hilsea, on Sunday. Prior to that, a 20-year-old was assaulted on Southampton Road, near Ashurst Road, Cosham, on 20 June. Both women were stabbed in the chest but their injuries are not life threatening. 'Possible link' In Sunday's attack, east of the footbridge which crosses from Peronne Road to the Highbury estate, the man is described as white, in his early 20s and wearing a blue hooded top with yellow writing and blue jeans. Hampshire Constabulary said the woman's injury indicates a knife was used. No arrest has been made. Det Insp Mark Tutton said: "This type of unprovoked attack is extremely unusual, particularly two similar incidents in the north of the city in just over a week. "We are obviously investigating the possibility that these are linked." He has appealed for witnesses and said "reassurance patrols" were ongoing in the Hilsea area. HARRY438
  • Score: -3

12:28am Tue 1 Jul 14

colchlad says...

Public frenzied brutal stabbings seemingly motiveless like this are extremely rare. Essex Police have ruled out it being related to the Colchester murders, on what basis??? Presumably because they can't solve 2 brutal murders in their own neck of the woods. I really worry when the police just ignore what could obviously be a very related event.
Public frenzied brutal stabbings seemingly motiveless like this are extremely rare. Essex Police have ruled out it being related to the Colchester murders, on what basis??? Presumably because they can't solve 2 brutal murders in their own neck of the woods. I really worry when the police just ignore what could obviously be a very related event. colchlad
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10:26am Tue 1 Jul 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

A Very Primate Gentleman wrote:
Colonel Kurtz wrote:
I've stated before anyone wearing a jacket in mid summer is not acclimatised to the British summer and the style of jacket and the tanned skin would suggest this is a possible foreigner. A honour killing maybe?. Is there any software available to scan airport immigration queues for this unique item of clothing ?
So anyone in Colchester with a coat and a tan is in your book a possible foreigner. I've lived in the UK all my life when it's sunny I get a tan if it's cooler I sometimes wear a coat great logic there Colonel!

As for the scanner yes let's trawl through the immigration queues of every port and airport in the land for the past 5 years I mean it's not like the coat could have been packed in hold luggage or purchased here in the UK.

Odd how these horrific crimes have suddenly caused every one to become an armchair Miss Marple.
The Tit For Tat>>>>>
Both ""you two"" are arguing over is steering away from the actual facts of the matter in hand.
This in turn is working in the favour of the perpetrator.
Arguments which are vilifying each other on particular points such as racism is not appropriate.
AVPG: The Real One ! ! !
[quote][p][bold]A Very Primate Gentleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Colonel Kurtz[/bold] wrote: I've stated before anyone wearing a jacket in mid summer is not acclimatised to the British summer and the style of jacket and the tanned skin would suggest this is a possible foreigner. A honour killing maybe?. Is there any software available to scan airport immigration queues for this unique item of clothing ?[/p][/quote]So anyone in Colchester with a coat and a tan is in your book a possible foreigner. I've lived in the UK all my life when it's sunny I get a tan if it's cooler I sometimes wear a coat great logic there Colonel! As for the scanner yes let's trawl through the immigration queues of every port and airport in the land for the past 5 years I mean it's not like the coat could have been packed in hold luggage or purchased here in the UK. Odd how these horrific crimes have suddenly caused every one to become an armchair Miss Marple.[/p][/quote]The Tit For Tat>>>>> Both ""you two"" are arguing over is steering away from the actual facts of the matter in hand. This in turn is working in the favour of the perpetrator. Arguments which are vilifying each other on particular points such as racism is not appropriate. AVPG: The Real One ! ! ! A Very Private Gentleman
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