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Triple murder probe: Police believe ‘sharp, pointed weapon’ was used

A forensic officer carried an item with a black and orange handle away in an evidence container in Colchester, Essex.

A section of Wellesley Road in Colchester was cordoned off by Essex Police as officers investigate the deaths of three men (Sam Russell/ PA)
A section of Wellesley Road in Colchester was cordoned off by Essex Police as officers investigate the deaths of three men (Sam Russell/ PA)

By Sam Russell, PA

Detectives investigating the killings of three men in Colchester believe that a “sharp, pointed weapon” was used.

A white-suited forensic officer carried an item with a black and orange handle away in an evidence container on Monday afternoon.

A section of Wellesley Road by a block of flats remained cordoned off and officers were earlier seen inspecting drains in the area.

Police were called to the street at around 10.15pm on Saturday over concerns for the welfare of two men following reports of an altercation.

Officers found two men dead inside a property, while the body of a third man was discovered in a car outside.

A white police tent remained in place at a car park to the rear of the block of flats on Monday.

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Essex Police are investigating the deaths of three men following an incident in Wellesley Road, Colchester. A white tent is pictured in a car park behind a block of flats. (Sam Russell/ PA)

A 32-year-old man from Colchester has been arrested on suspicion of murder, Essex Police said.

Detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident but are “keeping an open mind”, the force said.

Detective superintendent Stephen Jennings of Essex Police told Sky News on Sunday: “Although it’s very, very early in the investigation we don’t believe this was gang related.

“We don’t believe it was drug related, we believe it was very isolated and the individuals, those that have sadly passed away and the person we’ve got in custody, they are connected.”

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