POLICE have released CCTV images of 23 people they believe could help with their investigation into the Castle Park murder.
The images were taken from a camera which overlooks the Middle Mill area on the outskirts of the park between 11.45pm on Friday, March 28 and 4.23am on Saturday, March 29.
Father-of-five Jim Attfield, 33, of East Bay, Colchester, was stabbed 102 times. He was found unconscious at 5.45am on Saturday, March 29 and died soon after.
Senior Investigating Officer, DCI Simon Werrett, said: "The images from this camera at the entrance of the park at Middle Mill capture a number of people possibly walking in to the park. I would ask anyone who may have walked in this area on Friday night or Saturday morning to take a look at the pictures and see if they recognise themselves. Even if they are not pictured I would ask that they still contact my team to see if they might have any information which will help our enquiry.
"These CCTV images clearly demonstrate that the pathways through Castle Park are used regularly at night and as such there must be someone out there who holds vital information which could help us find the person or people who attacked James so brutally and left him alone to die.”
Anyone with information should contact the major investigation team on 01245282103 between 6.30am and 8pm, or on 101 at other times.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 1111.