Police are continuing to appeal for answers after a man was stabbed to death in Greenstead.

Murdoch Brown, 31, was stabbed in Buffett Way, Colchester, shortly before 1.10am on Tuesday, May 7.

He died at Colchester Hospital.

Partner's emotional plea for information

Mr Brown left behind his partner Michelle Bunch and their two children, Bonnie and Leo Bunch, who are just nine and eight years old.

He was also close to her other three children, Jodie and Luke Croft and Bella Bunch.

On Friday, Ms Bunch issued an emotional appeal for witnesses to come forward. 

READ MORE: Murdoch Brown's partner appeals for information

Top cop says murder was "needless and "brutal"

On Friday, Det Chief Inspr Stuart Truss, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said Mr Brown's family needed answers over his death.

He said: "Murdoch’s life was taken in a needless and brutal way and I am determined to bring those responsible to justice.

"His family deserve that at the very least."

He asked people to evaluate their loyalties in the wake of Mr Brown's death.

READ MORE: Essex Police release video appeal after death of Murdoch Brown

Police release efit image as part of investigation

Essex Police have also released an efit of a man they want to speak to in connection with the fatal stabbing.

Gazette: Essex Police release this efit image of a man they are looking to traceEssex Police release this efit image of a man they are looking to trace

The efit is of one of two men who were seen running from the scene.

He was described as being aged in his early 20s.

The other man was described as being black and aged around 17.

A second person was hurt at the scene and was initially missing but later found by police. He had not been stabbed.

READ MORE: Greenstead murder: police release Efit as probe continues

One woman has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder but was released under investigation.

How you can help police 

Anyone with information is asked to call Det Con Insp Truss’ team on 101 or submit information online at mipp.police.uk/operation/4201020119N81-PO1

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at Crimestoppers-uk.org.