FORENSIC teams have spent the day searching a flat half a mile away from where a man was stabbed to death.

Officers raided a flat in Woodrow Way, Colchester, early on Wednesday.

Police have confirmed it is connection with a murder investigation which was launched after Murdoch Brown, 31, was attacked in Buffett Way, Colchester, in the early hours of last Tuesday.

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

A concerned resident who lives near Woodrow Way said: "At 7am this morning I was woken up by a door in the flats being smashed in by police.

"One van have been in attendance right from 7am and so have CID and plain clothes officers.

"At one stage there were four forensics vans and police out the front of the flats .

"It is good to see police even as there is so much drug dealing going on."

Detectives have made a fresh appeal to Greenstead residents for information relating to Mr Brown's death.

Anyone with information are asked to contact the North Major Crime Team on 101 or email or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or