Colchester, Essex- A murder probe has been launched after a man was killed in Distillery Lane, Colchester. No arrests have been made thus far while the area is partially shut for investigative activities. Read on to know everything about the horrifying incident.
Officers were called to Distillery Lane in Colchester just around 2:00 AM BST today following reports of a critically injured man in the area. The emergency services at the scene tried their best to rescue the man. However, he was declared dead shortly after the police’s arrival.
Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate Launched a Probe for Distillery Lane, Colchester Murder
Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate has now launched a murder investigation in relation to the tragic incident. The officers remained at the scene while a team of Forensics was called to the site of the crime. However, no arrests have been made thus far.
Distillery Lane is partially closed and will likely stay closed for the rest of the day. “We are working hard to establish what has occurred in the early hours of this morning,” said Antony Alcock, the Detective Chief Inspector.
“So far, we have spoken to a number of residents who have been assisting us with our inquiries.
“We will remain on scene and there is likely to be a high police presence in the Area over the next couple of days,” he added.
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“We encourage anyone in the area, who may have witnessed anything suspicious last night into the early hours of this morning, to contact us,” said Alcock.
“We also ask that anyone living in that proximity, who may have any CCTV or dashcam footage, review it and contact us, to help us piece together what has happened,” he added.
Who was the man killed in Distillery Lane, Colchester?
The police haven’t revealed the identity of the man killed in Distillery Lane, Colchester. The murder probe has been launched and the officers are carrying out investigatory measures.
The initial investigation revealed that the tragic event likely took place within the woods in the area. The man sustained multiple serious injuries to the body. More information will be available soon.
We’ll keep you updated on further developments in the Colchester murder case.