December 13 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, October 6, 2013
A 36-year-old man is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing.
The drama unfolded in Speedwell Road, Colchester, just after 3pm on Saturday.
There were reports of a fight in the street and a man - aged 45 and from Colchester - was taken to hospital with a stab wound by a local witness. He is understood to be critical but stable.
The area was cordoned off for investigations and a man from the town was arrested and taken into custody for questioning.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances leading up to the assault and are carrying out a forensic examination of the area.
DCI Simon Werrett, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “There would have been local people around who may have witnessed this incident and we would encourage anyone who can provide any information to contact detectives at Colchester CID on 101.”