The killer is being protected... whoever did this went home drenched in blood and injured

The killer is being protected... whoever did this went home drenched in blood and injured

The killer is being protected... whoever did this went home drenched in blood and injured

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THE detective leading the Jim Attfield murder investigation says someone is protecting the killer.

Jim, 33, was found near Colchester’s Lower Castle Park on Saturday morning with 102 stab wounds.

Essex County Standard:

Det Chief Insp Simon Werrett, the officer in charge of the murder probe, has revealed Jim, of East Bay, Colchester, might have defended himself.

He said the killer, or killers, would have been covered in blood and could have suffered injuries.

Mr Werrett said: “Someone out there knows who is responsible.

“Someone has come home with potential injuries and blood all over their clothing.”

Mr Werrett yesterday revealed more weapons have been discovered close to where Jim’s body was found.

A 38-year-old man from Colchester was arrested on suspicion of offences connected with the investigation in Cowdray Avenue on Wednesday.

Anyone with information can call the police’s dedicated hotline to the major investigations team on 01245 282103, available 8.30am to 6pm.

Alternatively, you can call Colchester police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Read the full interview in today's Gazette.

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9:57am Fri 4 Apr 14

Jue_uk says...

I strongly feel that until the police have caught the person/people responsible for this horrific crime then the street lights should remain on all night for everyone's safety. If your reading this Mr Bass then please reconsider your decision.
I strongly feel that until the police have caught the person/people responsible for this horrific crime then the street lights should remain on all night for everyone's safety. If your reading this Mr Bass then please reconsider your decision. Jue_uk
  • Score: 54

10:05am Fri 4 Apr 14

paddy16 says...

Let's Hope that they catch whoever has done this, and whoever is protecting him/them receive the same punishment, as they are just as guilty as the scum that did it !!!
Let's Hope that they catch whoever has done this, and whoever is protecting him/them receive the same punishment, as they are just as guilty as the scum that did it !!! paddy16
  • Score: 48

10:13am Fri 4 Apr 14

totallyfootball says...

paddy16 wrote:
Let's Hope that they catch whoever has done this, and whoever is protecting him/them receive the same punishment, as they are just as guilty as the scum that did it !!!
I totally agree, someone somewhere knows and may fear for their own lives, but you have to put yourself in the place of this mans family, you owe it to them and yourself, this person/persons need to be removed from our streets and quickly!
[quote][p][bold]paddy16[/bold] wrote: Let's Hope that they catch whoever has done this, and whoever is protecting him/them receive the same punishment, as they are just as guilty as the scum that did it !!![/p][/quote]I totally agree, someone somewhere knows and may fear for their own lives, but you have to put yourself in the place of this mans family, you owe it to them and yourself, this person/persons need to be removed from our streets and quickly! totallyfootball
  • Score: 33

10:26am Fri 4 Apr 14

Mr Honest says...

Why was the guy in custody arrested by armed police but now the police are saying he isn't a suspect in the murder yet they have another 36 hours to question him? Very confusing. I'm stunned that there has been no developments on where Jim was and how an offender or offenders can not been seen by anyone when they would be covered in blood. The police need a breakthrough quickly.
Why was the guy in custody arrested by armed police but now the police are saying he isn't a suspect in the murder yet they have another 36 hours to question him? Very confusing. I'm stunned that there has been no developments on where Jim was and how an offender or offenders can not been seen by anyone when they would be covered in blood. The police need a breakthrough quickly. Mr Honest
  • Score: 9

10:54am Fri 4 Apr 14

Weazelbum says...

It's such a shame that people that could help, choose to stay quiet, whether it's through fear or misplaced loyalty. I mean, Crimestoppers is completely anonymous. Why anyone would want to associate with someone that's capable of such a thing is beyond me.....
It's such a shame that people that could help, choose to stay quiet, whether it's through fear or misplaced loyalty. I mean, Crimestoppers is completely anonymous. Why anyone would want to associate with someone that's capable of such a thing is beyond me..... Weazelbum
  • Score: 17

10:58am Fri 4 Apr 14

chuffster says...

Mr Honest wrote:
Why was the guy in custody arrested by armed police but now the police are saying he isn't a suspect in the murder yet they have another 36 hours to question him? Very confusing. I'm stunned that there has been no developments on where Jim was and how an offender or offenders can not been seen by anyone when they would be covered in blood. The police need a breakthrough quickly.
May have some knowledge of who the murderer(s) is/are perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]Mr Honest[/bold] wrote: Why was the guy in custody arrested by armed police but now the police are saying he isn't a suspect in the murder yet they have another 36 hours to question him? Very confusing. I'm stunned that there has been no developments on where Jim was and how an offender or offenders can not been seen by anyone when they would be covered in blood. The police need a breakthrough quickly.[/p][/quote]May have some knowledge of who the murderer(s) is/are perhaps? chuffster
  • Score: 9

3:18pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Colchesterlife says...

No one knows whether the attack could have been prevented if the lights were on but I feel that if the street lights were on in the surrounding streets, at least, then someone could have seen the person/persons that did such an horrific crime. The likelyhood of you seeing someone walk past you covered in blood in the pitch black is extremely slim but with lights on you would be sure to spot it!
Put them back on or at least every other street light, for the innocent members of the public and for any witnesses, god forbid anything like this happens again! Fingers crossed it never does!
No one knows whether the attack could have been prevented if the lights were on but I feel that if the street lights were on in the surrounding streets, at least, then someone could have seen the person/persons that did such an horrific crime. The likelyhood of you seeing someone walk past you covered in blood in the pitch black is extremely slim but with lights on you would be sure to spot it! Put them back on or at least every other street light, for the innocent members of the public and for any witnesses, god forbid anything like this happens again! Fingers crossed it never does! Colchesterlife
  • Score: 25

3:20pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Colchesterlife says...

Sorry.. posted on the wrong article.. was meant to be on the Bass: street light one!
Sorry.. posted on the wrong article.. was meant to be on the Bass: street light one! Colchesterlife
  • Score: 0

6:39pm Fri 4 Apr 14

WebSiCo says...

I can't understand why the police haven't publicised thst he posted a Facebook update at 1.30am on Friday so he must have been murdered on Saturday morning. Surely this is a vital piece of information.
I can't understand why the police haven't publicised thst he posted a Facebook update at 1.30am on Friday so he must have been murdered on Saturday morning. Surely this is a vital piece of information. WebSiCo
  • Score: 12

8:50pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Boris says...

WebSiCo wrote:
I can't understand why the police haven't publicised thst he posted a Facebook update at 1.30am on Friday so he must have been murdered on Saturday morning. Surely this is a vital piece of information.
He was still alive when someone found him at aboiut 5.30 am, which suggests that he was attacked shortly before that time.
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As for the person(s) shielding him, remember the Jay Whiston case, where for months it seemed that the killer would not be found, but in the end somebody cracked. Give the police a chance, it may take time but the chances are they will trace the killer in the end.
[quote][p][bold]WebSiCo[/bold] wrote: I can't understand why the police haven't publicised thst he posted a Facebook update at 1.30am on Friday so he must have been murdered on Saturday morning. Surely this is a vital piece of information.[/p][/quote]He was still alive when someone found him at aboiut 5.30 am, which suggests that he was attacked shortly before that time. . As for the person(s) shielding him, remember the Jay Whiston case, where for months it seemed that the killer would not be found, but in the end somebody cracked. Give the police a chance, it may take time but the chances are they will trace the killer in the end. Boris
  • Score: 12

9:50pm Fri 4 Apr 14

JohnStang says...

I think its in the police's best interest to reveal as little as possible to the public because they do not want the person responsible to know what they do and don't know.
I think its in the police's best interest to reveal as little as possible to the public because they do not want the person responsible to know what they do and don't know. JohnStang
  • Score: 9

9:02am Sat 5 Apr 14

justice 4 all says...

Would someone please point out to Mr Rodney Bass how insensitive and crass his comments in Fridays Gazette are, trying to justify the light switch off by saying their is no proof Jim Attfields murder would have been prevented if nearby lighting was on, well Mr Bass there is no proof to say it did not give the killer impunity to murder as they knew they could escape their crime covered in blood, it may have given them some confidence to commit this violent and heinous act, I do understand Mr Bass is just trying to do his job, savings do have to be found because of the mess the conservative government inherited from ten years of labour miss management but if the smaller pot of money coming from the government was managed better, see the criminal waste of funds spent on first site, then we could all walk home from the pub without fear at night, I live in Coggeshall and I can only imagine how fearful it is for women and the young after midnight in our beautiful village, because as a big strong forty five year old man I find it unnerving when plunged into darkness with no moon light it is not a nice place to be, so Mr Bass keep you comments to yourself, because the arrogance that has been shown to the residence of Essex, because let us not forget it will take years before the light switch off breaks even before any saving are made, has put us all at risk of crime for years to come, I know all the political parties will blame each other for the lack of money for basic amenities but yes Mrs Julie Young Labour group leader I do blame Gordon Brown for the mess our once proud and great nation is in, because he was the one hold the collective credit card when it was maxed out to put us all in dept for years to come, yes there has been a world recession but it was the poor accounting and free money give away by the Labour government for years means we are all now in darkness and fear, and as time goes on the criminal element in our society gain strength from the darkness then shame on you all.
RIP mr Attfield I hope your killer is brought to justice and lesson are learned.
Would someone please point out to Mr Rodney Bass how insensitive and crass his comments in Fridays Gazette are, trying to justify the light switch off by saying their is no proof Jim Attfields murder would have been prevented if nearby lighting was on, well Mr Bass there is no proof to say it did not give the killer impunity to murder as they knew they could escape their crime covered in blood, it may have given them some confidence to commit this violent and heinous act, I do understand Mr Bass is just trying to do his job, savings do have to be found because of the mess the conservative government inherited from ten years of labour miss management but if the smaller pot of money coming from the government was managed better, see the criminal waste of funds spent on first site, then we could all walk home from the pub without fear at night, I live in Coggeshall and I can only imagine how fearful it is for women and the young after midnight in our beautiful village, because as a big strong forty five year old man I find it unnerving when plunged into darkness with no moon light it is not a nice place to be, so Mr Bass keep you comments to yourself, because the arrogance that has been shown to the residence of Essex, because let us not forget it will take years before the light switch off breaks even before any saving are made, has put us all at risk of crime for years to come, I know all the political parties will blame each other for the lack of money for basic amenities but yes Mrs Julie Young Labour group leader [see Thursdays Gazette] I do blame Gordon Brown for the mess our once proud and great nation is in, because he was the one hold the collective credit card when it was maxed out to put us all in dept for years to come, yes there has been a world recession but it was the poor accounting and free money give away by the Labour government for years means we are all now in darkness and fear, and as time goes on the criminal element in our society gain strength from the darkness then shame on you all. RIP mr Attfield I hope your killer is brought to justice and lesson are learned. justice 4 all
  • Score: -3

9:13am Sat 5 Apr 14

Catchedicam says...

justice 4 all wrote:
Would someone please point out to Mr Rodney Bass how insensitive and crass his comments in Fridays Gazette are, trying to justify the light switch off by saying their is no proof Jim Attfields murder would have been prevented if nearby lighting was on, well Mr Bass there is no proof to say it did not give the killer impunity to murder as they knew they could escape their crime covered in blood, it may have given them some confidence to commit this violent and heinous act, I do understand Mr Bass is just trying to do his job, savings do have to be found because of the mess the conservative government inherited from ten years of labour miss management but if the smaller pot of money coming from the government was managed better, see the criminal waste of funds spent on first site, then we could all walk home from the pub without fear at night, I live in Coggeshall and I can only imagine how fearful it is for women and the young after midnight in our beautiful village, because as a big strong forty five year old man I find it unnerving when plunged into darkness with no moon light it is not a nice place to be, so Mr Bass keep you comments to yourself, because the arrogance that has been shown to the residence of Essex, because let us not forget it will take years before the light switch off breaks even before any saving are made, has put us all at risk of crime for years to come, I know all the political parties will blame each other for the lack of money for basic amenities but yes Mrs Julie Young Labour group leader I do blame Gordon Brown for the mess our once proud and great nation is in, because he was the one hold the collective credit card when it was maxed out to put us all in dept for years to come, yes there has been a world recession but it was the poor accounting and free money give away by the Labour government for years means we are all now in darkness and fear, and as time goes on the criminal element in our society gain strength from the darkness then shame on you all.
RIP mr Attfield I hope your killer is brought to justice and lesson are learned.
What a load of twaddle!
[quote][p][bold]justice 4 all[/bold] wrote: Would someone please point out to Mr Rodney Bass how insensitive and crass his comments in Fridays Gazette are, trying to justify the light switch off by saying their is no proof Jim Attfields murder would have been prevented if nearby lighting was on, well Mr Bass there is no proof to say it did not give the killer impunity to murder as they knew they could escape their crime covered in blood, it may have given them some confidence to commit this violent and heinous act, I do understand Mr Bass is just trying to do his job, savings do have to be found because of the mess the conservative government inherited from ten years of labour miss management but if the smaller pot of money coming from the government was managed better, see the criminal waste of funds spent on first site, then we could all walk home from the pub without fear at night, I live in Coggeshall and I can only imagine how fearful it is for women and the young after midnight in our beautiful village, because as a big strong forty five year old man I find it unnerving when plunged into darkness with no moon light it is not a nice place to be, so Mr Bass keep you comments to yourself, because the arrogance that has been shown to the residence of Essex, because let us not forget it will take years before the light switch off breaks even before any saving are made, has put us all at risk of crime for years to come, I know all the political parties will blame each other for the lack of money for basic amenities but yes Mrs Julie Young Labour group leader [see Thursdays Gazette] I do blame Gordon Brown for the mess our once proud and great nation is in, because he was the one hold the collective credit card when it was maxed out to put us all in dept for years to come, yes there has been a world recession but it was the poor accounting and free money give away by the Labour government for years means we are all now in darkness and fear, and as time goes on the criminal element in our society gain strength from the darkness then shame on you all. RIP mr Attfield I hope your killer is brought to justice and lesson are learned.[/p][/quote]What a load of twaddle! Catchedicam
  • Score: 0

12:09pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

How can the hell can people think that a poxy street light would have prevented this ,, it's ridiculous ! Is there any street lights in castle park anyway ? Whoever done this was high on meth or some other class a drug ,, if the police cracked down on the drug situation in this town which is rife instead off prioritising pony jobs and fines we would all be in a better position ,, they know who they are !
How can the hell can people think that a poxy street light would have prevented this ,, it's ridiculous ! Is there any street lights in castle park anyway ? Whoever done this was high on meth or some other class a drug ,, if the police cracked down on the drug situation in this town which is rife instead off prioritising pony jobs and fines we would all be in a better position ,, they know who they are ! Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: 1

2:22pm Sat 5 Apr 14

romantic says...

If somebody out there knows who this is, they need to get the name out there one way or another. This is a killer, not some sort of anti-society hero, and if he is prepared to do this once, could easily do it again. Think about it and do the right thing.
If somebody out there knows who this is, they need to get the name out there one way or another. This is a killer, not some sort of anti-society hero, and if he is prepared to do this once, could easily do it again. Think about it and do the right thing. romantic
  • Score: 4

9:00am Mon 7 Apr 14

justice 4 all says...

Catchedicam says...What a load of twaddle!

a labour supporter then !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Catchedicam says...What a load of twaddle! a labour supporter then !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! justice 4 all
  • Score: -1

9:06am Mon 7 Apr 14

Catchedicam says...

justice 4 all wrote:
Catchedicam says...What a load of twaddle!

a labour supporter then !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't need to be a labour supporter (which I am not) to recognise political rhetoric when I see it. What has the fact that you live in coggeshall and are afraid of the dark got to do with the tragic murder of this poor man?
[quote][p][bold]justice 4 all[/bold] wrote: Catchedicam says...What a load of twaddle! a labour supporter then !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I don't need to be a labour supporter (which I am not) to recognise political rhetoric when I see it. What has the fact that you live in coggeshall and are afraid of the dark got to do with the tragic murder of this poor man? Catchedicam
  • Score: 1

9:08am Mon 7 Apr 14

justice 4 all says...

Shaneblackdarkknight I think you are missing the point, How can the hell can people think that a poxy street light would have prevented this ,, it's ridiculous !
no one is saying it would prevent these things from happening but if you can commit a crime it is better for the criminal if they can do it under the cover of darkness, the person that stabbed mr Attfield would have been covered in blood, but no one would have seen this, they could have worked a long way to escape and because near by streets are dark no witnesses.
Shaneblackdarkknight I think you are missing the point, How can the hell can people think that a poxy street light would have prevented this ,, it's ridiculous ! no one is saying it would prevent these things from happening but if you can commit a crime it is better for the criminal if they can do it under the cover of darkness, the person that stabbed mr Attfield would have been covered in blood, but no one would have seen this, they could have worked a long way to escape and because near by streets are dark no witnesses. justice 4 all
  • Score: 0

9:32am Mon 7 Apr 14

justice 4 all says...

Catchedicam
because the killer is still out there, and mr basses comments that having no lighting on in essex can not be proved it helped the killer in any way, the point being we are all being put at risk by the light switch off, have you been for a walk around colchester after midnight, give it a try, I am sure you will love it.
the only reason i mention labour is because of the comments by Mrs Julie Young Labour group leader in thursdays gazzette, that labour are not to blame for the countrys current mess, now that was twaddle!
and to the reason what has this got to do with the death of this poor man, less policing, less NHS, less lighting at night, 102 stab wounds points towards a some one that should be in a mental institution, but of course less places for the mentally ill, I do not vote as none of them give a **** about you, our me, or poor mr Attield.
Catchedicam because the killer is still out there, and mr basses comments that having no lighting on in essex can not be proved it helped the killer in any way, the point being we are all being put at risk by the light switch off, have you been for a walk around colchester after midnight, give it a try, I am sure you will love it. the only reason i mention labour is because of the comments by Mrs Julie Young Labour group leader in thursdays gazzette, that labour are not to blame for the countrys current mess, now that was twaddle! and to the reason what has this got to do with the death of this poor man, less policing, less NHS, less lighting at night, 102 stab wounds points towards a some one that should be in a mental institution, but of course less places for the mentally ill, I do not vote as none of them give a **** about you, our me, or poor mr Attield. justice 4 all
  • Score: 1

12:02pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

justice 4 all wrote:
Shaneblackdarkknight I think you are missing the point, How can the hell can people think that a poxy street light would have prevented this ,, it's ridiculous !
no one is saying it would prevent these things from happening but if you can commit a crime it is better for the criminal if they can do it under the cover of darkness, the person that stabbed mr Attfield would have been covered in blood, but no one would have seen this, they could have worked a long way to escape and because near by streets are dark no witnesses.
Ok u have a point , all though a small one as street lights are hardly flood lights ,, I'm correct regarding the drug situation ...
[quote][p][bold]justice 4 all[/bold] wrote: Shaneblackdarkknight I think you are missing the point, How can the hell can people think that a poxy street light would have prevented this ,, it's ridiculous ! no one is saying it would prevent these things from happening but if you can commit a crime it is better for the criminal if they can do it under the cover of darkness, the person that stabbed mr Attfield would have been covered in blood, but no one would have seen this, they could have worked a long way to escape and because near by streets are dark no witnesses.[/p][/quote]Ok u have a point , all though a small one as street lights are hardly flood lights ,, I'm correct regarding the drug situation ... Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: 0

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