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Murder investigation launched in Colchester
9:19am Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in a Colchester flat.
Two white men armed with weapons went into Charles House, off St Peter's Street, at around 1.30am on Saturday morning, and threatened one of the occupants.
A man in his mid 20s suffered several knife wounds and died at the scene. Another man suffered a would 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.