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."