Unsolved Murders

Grant Byrom

Age: 30

Sex: male

Date: 26 Dec 1998

Place: Forest Road, Colchester, Essex

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Grant Byrom was stabbed in Forest Road, Colchester on Boxing Day in 1998.

He was found on the pavement and taken to the Colchester General Hospital where he later died.

It was thought that he had been to a party nearby.

Earlier in the day he had been playing football and later went to the Clarendon Pub in Harwich Road where he got into a scuffle.

When he was later in Forest Road three men confronted him and one of them stabbed him in the chest. The men then ran off.

In 2013 the police released the name of a man that they were interested in speaking to regarding the murder who used to also live in Colchester but had moved abroad, possibly to Spain, after the murder.

In June 2019 the police said that they were questioning a 72-year-old man that had recently returned to the UK and in February 2020 he was charged with Grant Byrom's murder.

*map pointers are rough estimates based on known location details as per Place field above.