A MAN questioned over an unsolved murder more than 20 years ago has been re-bailed.

Grant Byrom, 30, was stabbed to death in Forest Road, Colchester, on Boxing Day 1998.

Mr Byrom – who was known to his friends as Granny – had been involved in a scuffle in the Clarendon pub in Harwich Road after playing football.

He had left the establishment but returned to the area later before being confronted in Forest Road by three men.

One of them stabbed him in the chest.

The group fled and Mr Byrom was rushed to Colchester Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The case has left police stumped ever since until last month when they confirmed a 72-year-old man had handed himself in after recently returning to the UK.

He answered bail on Tuesday but police confirmed he has since been re-bailed until September 3.

Officers are liaising with Mr Byrom's family as the investigation continues.