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06/10/2019 13:58 BST

Triple Murder Investigation Launched After Three Men Found Dead In Colchester

Two men were found inside a property and another in a car outside.

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A murder investigation has been launched after three men were found dead at a property in Essex. 

Police were called to Wellesley Road in central Colchester at around 10.15pm on Saturday over concerns for the welfare of two men following reports of an altercation.

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

Essex Police have confirmed that a 32-year-old man from Colchester has been arrested on suspicion of murder. 

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

Anyone who was in or around the Wellesley Road area between 6pm on Saturday and 1am on Sunday and witnessed suspicious or unusual behaviour is urged to contact police.

The road has been closed while inquiries continue.