Essex

Colchester stabbings: Victim named as Carl Hopkins

Police at Castle Park
Image caption Mr Hopkins' body was found in Ryegate Road, near Castle Park, in Colchester

A man who died after being stabbed in the back has been named by police.

The body of 49-year-old Carl Hopkins, of Colchester, Essex, was found in Ryegate Road at about 08:20 GMT on Monday.

His death is thought to be linked to another stabbing which took place in George Street on Sunday which left a 40-year-old man seriously injured.

Both men were stabbed in the back in what police believe were "drugs-related" incidents.

Image caption Emergency services were called to the scene just after 08:00 GMT on Monday

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