Six arrested in connection with Castle Park murder are bailed

Six arrested in connection with Castle Park murder are bailed

James Attfield

Murder scene aerial shot

First published in News

SIX people arrested in connection with the murder of James Attfield have been bailed.

A 25-year-old woman from Southend and 18-year-old man of no fixed address, arrested on suspicion of murder were bailed until September 15.

A 27-year-old man and woman and a 57-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder were bailed until September 24.

A 23-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice has also been bailed until September 15.

They were arrested following raids in Colchester, Ipswich and Southend yesterday and their properties were searched.

Jim Attfield, 33, of East Bay, Colchester, was found shortly before 6am on Saturday, March 29, stabbed 102 times on a path near Castle Park.

The father-of-five was in the River Lodge pub the previous evening when he left a pint more than half full shortly after 10pm.

There were no more confirmed sightings until he was found on the path between Lower Castle Park and Guildford Road.

Two 33-year-old men from Colchester, arrested in connection with the murder of Jim Attfield, had their bail extended on Wednesday.

They will also answer bail in September.

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