Man arrested in Jim Attfield murder investigation released without charge

Man arrested in Jim Attfield murder investigation released without charge

Man arrested in Jim Attfield murder investigation released without charge

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A MAN arrested by officers investigating the murder of Jim Attfield has been released without charge.

James, 33, known to his family as Jim, was found on a path linking Lower Castle Park and East Hill, Colchester, at 5.45am last Saturday with 102 stab wounds.

Officers arrested a 38-year-old man from Colchester in connection with the investigation on Wednesday.

Early this morning, he was released without charge.

Senior Investigating Officer SCI Simon Werrett said: "This is very much an active investigation and we still need information to find the person or people responsible for James' murder.

"James was a vulnerable man who would actively avoid confrontation and risky situations.

"I cannot see any reason why someone would want to attack him.

"A mother has been robbed of her son, his siblings of their brother and his children of their father.

"I am determined to ensure that James' family are able to see justice done and whoever is responsible for James' violent murder is taken off the streets."

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10:13am Sat 5 Apr 14

Mr Honest says...

No surprise. The arrest was probably to appease the public. The police need to pull their finger out. A maniac is on the loose. Still cant believe nobody heard shouting or screaming. It would have been loud and prolonged. A friend of a friend knew Jim. Its true he was a nice chap and non confrontational. Somebody knows the killer. Blood isn't thicker than water in this case. An appalling crime committed by a coward.
No surprise. The arrest was probably to appease the public. The police need to pull their finger out. A maniac is on the loose. Still cant believe nobody heard shouting or screaming. It would have been loud and prolonged. A friend of a friend knew Jim. Its true he was a nice chap and non confrontational. Somebody knows the killer. Blood isn't thicker than water in this case. An appalling crime committed by a coward. Mr Honest
  • Score: 18

6:50pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

72 hours in custody and released without charge? Something is amiss with this investigation?
72 hours in custody and released without charge? Something is amiss with this investigation? Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 5

7:50pm Sat 5 Apr 14

JohnStang says...

Harsh to criticize the police. There is a massive amount of police presence in the riverside estate so I am sure they are trying their best. This seems to be a random, senseless act of violence in a low trafficked part of town. I am sure they will come up with something soon.
Harsh to criticize the police. There is a massive amount of police presence in the riverside estate so I am sure they are trying their best. This seems to be a random, senseless act of violence in a low trafficked part of town. I am sure they will come up with something soon. JohnStang
  • Score: 6

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