Murder inquiry after man stabbed to death in Colchester flat

A murder investigation has begun after a man in his mid 20s was found stabbed to death in his flat in Essex.

The body was found in the property in Parkside Quarter, off St Peter's Street, Colchester, at about 01:30 GMT.

Another man was found with a wound to his hand.

An Essex Police spokesman said officers were seeking information after "two white men went into a flat, armed with weapons and threatened one of the occupants".

Police want to hear from anyone who was in the area before the body was found.

Det Ch Insp Mark Hall said: "This is the early stages of our investigation and while we are trying to establish the facts I would appeal for anyone with any information to contact police.

"Did you see these two men, described as wearing hoodies, or any vehicle in the area around St Peters Street, Parkside Quarter or Middle Mill?"

"I do not believe this was a random attack but was shocking for the family involved at the flat and I would ask for help in identifying those responsible."

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