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Colchester murder: Residents speak of shock
RESIDENTS have been speaking of their shock at waking up to discover a man has been murdered near their homes.
Two armed men went into flats off St Peter's Street, Colchester, in the early hours of today.
The victim, in his mid 20s, was stabbed several times and died at the scene.
Police have sealed off a large area including parts of the Parkside Quarter, Peter's Street and Castle Park.
Robyn Cheeseman, 24, of St Peter's Street, said: "I am a bit shocked really.
"We came back from a night out around 2am and saw police everywhere, and then woke up this morning and heard someone had been murdered.
"Luckily I had come home with a group of friends."
Grant Newnham, 36, of Stuart House flats off St Peter's Street, said: "When I looked out of my window to see what the weather was like, I saw all the police tape. We live far enough away from the town centre so as not to have to deal with this sort of thing."