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University of Suffolk lecturer Dr Antonella Castelvedere named as victim in Colchester murder investigation



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A woman whose death is being investigated as murder has been named as a University of Suffolk lecturer.

Italian media has named Dr Antonella Castelvedere as the woman who died after an incident in Colchester last week.

Essex Police said last week they had arrested a man, who was also found injured at the Wickham Road address on Wednesday, on suspicion of murder and he was taken to hospital.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a woman, a University of Suffolk lecturer, in Colchester. Picture: Essex Police
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a woman, a University of Suffolk lecturer, in Colchester. Picture: Essex Police

Officers were called to concerns for the welfare of a woman at the property at about 11.45am, after which they found her seriously injured. She later died at the scene.

Police have not officially named the woman, but the University of Suffolk said in a statement that its community was 'deeply saddened by the untimely death' of Dr Castelvedere.

"Antonella was a widely respected and well-liked member of staff at the University where she was an outstanding academic in English and Critical Writing," the statement added.

Dr Antonella Castelvedere. Picture: University of Suffolk
Dr Antonella Castelvedere. Picture: University of Suffolk

"Our thoughts are with her family at this very difficult time."

Italian media said Dr Castelvedere was 52 at the time of her death and she left behind a 12-year-old daughter.

Detective Chief Inspector Antony Alcock, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said on Thursday: "A dedicated team of detectives are continuing to piece together the circumstances which led up to this incident in Colchester.

“As part of that, officers are continuing to gather accounts from people who have come forward to speak to us.

Police were called to the property on Wednesday. Picture: Essex Police
Police were called to the property on Wednesday. Picture: Essex Police

“I would again appeal to anyone who may have information on this incident but is yet to get in contact with us to please come forward, no matter how insignificant you believe your information is.

“And I would also reiterate that our inquiries so far suggest this was an isolated incident and there is no threat posed to the wider public in Colchester.”

Anyone who has any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, is asked to contact Essex Police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 42/139657/22.