A third teenager has been charged after a stabbing which left a man in a serious condition. 

Brandon Bovington, 19 and of no fixed address, has been charged with assisting an offender following an incident earlier this year.

Officers were called to Magdalen Street in Colchester at about 11pm on Friday, March 31, after reports a man had suffered stab wounds. 

The victim was taken to hospital in a serious condition. 

Joseph Little, 18, of St Mary's Close in Panfield, and Zak Henry, 19, of Waddelow Road in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, are due to stand trial in September after being charged with attempted murder. 

Little was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon, possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, criminal damage and affray. 

Bovington appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday and was remanded to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on August 23.