Colchester murder latest: Family was in flat when fatal stabbing happened (From Essex County Standard)
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Colchester murder latest: Family was in flat when fatal stabbing happened
A FAMILY including children were in the flat when a man in his 20s was murdered this morning, it has emerged.
A man hunt is underway after two armed men arrived at the Charles House flat block off St Peter's Street, Colchester, and threatened a man.
A second man, and a member of the family, was also wounded but did not require hospital treatment.
Speaking from the scene, Chief Insp Richard Phillibrown said: "We are following a number of lines of enquiry and don't believe this was a random event.
"There was a family in the flat at the time and they do have children."
A post-mortem on the murder victim is due to take place later today.