Were you in Castle Park at 11pm the night before the Jim Attfield murder?

Were you in Castle Park at 11pm the night before the Jim Attfield murder?

Were you in Castle Park at 11pm the night before the Jim Attfield murder?

First published in News

DETECTIVES have released another picture of Jim Attfield in the hope of jogging people's memories. 

In the latest picture Mr Attfield is seen at the counter of the Post Office in Head Street. 

Officers have also re-released a CCTV image of a man seen in Lower Castle Park at 10.56pm on March 28, as they want to speak to him to eliminate him from their enquiries. 

Essex Police have now confirmed that although the time on the picture says 11.56pm the clock was one hour fast. 

Gazette:

James Attfield was found seriously injured with over 100 stab wounds in Castle Park off Guildford Road shortly before 6am on Saturday, March 29. He died a short time later at the scene. The 33-year-old man from East Bay in the town was last seen in the River Lodge Public House on Middleborough on Friday, March 28. He left there shortly after 10pm and police are continuing to piece together his last movements from witness accounts.

A Crimestoppers reward of up to £5,000 still remains on offer for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder.

The man shown in the night-time CCTV image or anyone with information is asked to call Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

A man and a woman, both aged 27 and from Colchester, are currently on police bail until Wednesday, July 9 after having been arrested in connection with the murder.

 

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2:20pm Tue 27 May 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

If you want my advice...up the reward...root out the killer...and set new plans in place to close the park in the evening in the future. Too late for Jim now.....but maybe others ?
If you want my advice...up the reward...root out the killer...and set new plans in place to close the park in the evening in the future. Too late for Jim now.....but maybe others ? SOMETHING2SAY
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7:48pm Tue 27 May 14

colchester300yrs says...

I thought they did close the park at night, but then none of these CCTV pictures are actually from inside the park.
I thought they did close the park at night, but then none of these CCTV pictures are actually from inside the park. colchester300yrs
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12:27am Thu 29 May 14

IpsumDelor says...

It didn't happen in Castle Park. It happened on grassland outside the park by Riverside Estate. The Gazette seems to be determined to confuse people by saying this terrible murder took place in the park. It makes you wonder how many more people's memories might have been jogged if they would report the facts accurately instead of repeatedly getting it wrong.
It didn't happen in Castle Park. It happened on grassland outside the park by Riverside Estate. The Gazette seems to be determined to confuse people by saying this terrible murder took place in the park. It makes you wonder how many more people's memories might have been jogged if they would report the facts accurately instead of repeatedly getting it wrong. IpsumDelor
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3:18pm Thu 29 May 14

romantic says...

IpsumDelor wrote:
It didn't happen in Castle Park. It happened on grassland outside the park by Riverside Estate. The Gazette seems to be determined to confuse people by saying this terrible murder took place in the park. It makes you wonder how many more people's memories might have been jogged if they would report the facts accurately instead of repeatedly getting it wrong.
Correct. There also seems to be almost an obsession with the people passing along the path at Middle Mill, a distance of at least 500 metres from where the murder happened. While it is right that they be identified, and hopefully ruled out, there is a strong chance that the murderer never came this way. There are a number of other ways the riverside path could be reached.

I understand from the original posts about this that he (the victim) was on Facebook until after 2.00 am, and that he was somebody who would often go off walking at a very early hour. It would suggest that maybe he got home and then went out later on, in which case the murderer may have come in from either Riverside or East Street. Or perhaps he was followed from his house.

The park is already closed at night, but I don't see how it would be practically possible to close the whole riverside path unless you put up barbed wire fences and iron gates.

The murderer must also have left the scene by one of a number of routes, and may have been seen by somebody.

Middle Mill might be getting the media time because it happens to have CCTV there, but I hope that other options are also being looked at.
[quote][p][bold]IpsumDelor[/bold] wrote: It didn't happen in Castle Park. It happened on grassland outside the park by Riverside Estate. The Gazette seems to be determined to confuse people by saying this terrible murder took place in the park. It makes you wonder how many more people's memories might have been jogged if they would report the facts accurately instead of repeatedly getting it wrong.[/p][/quote]Correct. There also seems to be almost an obsession with the people passing along the path at Middle Mill, a distance of at least 500 metres from where the murder happened. While it is right that they be identified, and hopefully ruled out, there is a strong chance that the murderer never came this way. There are a number of other ways the riverside path could be reached. I understand from the original posts about this that he (the victim) was on Facebook until after 2.00 am, and that he was somebody who would often go off walking at a very early hour. It would suggest that maybe he got home and then went out later on, in which case the murderer may have come in from either Riverside or East Street. Or perhaps he was followed from his house. The park is already closed at night, but I don't see how it would be practically possible to close the whole riverside path unless you put up barbed wire fences and iron gates. The murderer must also have left the scene by one of a number of routes, and may have been seen by somebody. Middle Mill might be getting the media time because it happens to have CCTV there, but I hope that other options are also being looked at. romantic
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