A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found dead with a stab wound to the back – 160m away from where another man was found with similar wounds.
Police in Colchester are investigating after a man, who has not been identified, was found in Ryegate Road at about 8.20am on Monday.
Officers will examine whether the case is linked to another man who was found with stab wounds to his back on George Street, about 160m (0.1 miles) away.
The second man, 40, was found just before 9.55pm on Sunday.
He was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but they are not believed to be life-threatening.
The inquiry is at an “early stage”.
:: Anyone with information should call North Major Crime team on 101 quoting incident 208 of today’s date (11/02/19) or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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