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Police launch attempted murder investigation after 17-year-old boy stabbed in Osborne Street, Colchester

PUBLISHED: 12:28 20 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:19 31 January 2018

The incident happened in Osborne Street, Colchester. File picture: ANDREW PARTRIDGE

The incident happened in Osborne Street, Colchester. File picture: ANDREW PARTRIDGE

Police have launched an attempted murder investigation after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in Osborne Street, Colchester, in the early hours of this morning.

Essex Police officers were called shortly after 12.30am to a stretch of road opposite the Bus Station and Gala Bingo.

A force spokeswoman said that a 17-year-old boy had been stabbed, and was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

He is now in a non-critical condition.

The spokeswoman added: “This appears to be a targeted attack and we do not believe there is a threat to the wider public.”

A tweet by special constable Dan Atkinson this morning said: “Incident last night on Osborne Street Colchester. Road is closed to pedestrians and vehicles, please plan accordingly.”

Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed what happened or has any information to contact them on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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