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Tributes paid to "devoted father" stabbed to death in Colchester

The family of the man who died after being stabbed in Colchester has paid tribute to him.

Emergency services were called to Buffet Way just before 1.10pm yesterday, 7th May, to reports that a man had been stabbed.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, 31-year-old Murdoch Brown from the town died at the scene.

His family said: "Murdoch was a much-loved partner, son, brother and uncle. 

"He was a devoted father to his children and his family are heartbroken. They wish to grieve in peace. 

"He will be very much missed by his family and friends."

Police were also searching for 44-year-old Robert Brown after the incident who was believed to injured, he was found later and his injuries were not serious.

Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Stoten, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “We remain open-minded as to the circumstances surrounding what happened but at this early stage but we do not believe there is a risk to the wider public.

"I’d like to thank members of the public who have helped us with our enquiries so far.

"We’d like to speak to anyone who was in the Buffett Way area in the early hours of this morning and saw what happened or anything suspicious.

"This is an awful incident where a 31 year old father has been murdered. We believe that two men ran from Buffett Way shortly after 1am. If you saw anyone in the area I need to hear from you.

"We would like to speak to anyone who lives in the area and has CCTV or has a vehicle with a dashcam and was either parked in or driving in the Greensted area between 10pm and 2am."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or email scd.appeals.essex@essex.pnn.police.uk. 

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