Two arrested following Colchester stabbing

Britannia car park in Colchester. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Britannia car park in Colchester. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

Two men have been arrested following a stabbing near a Colchester car park.

The alleged incident took place near the Britannia car park, in Britannia Way in the town, around 7pm.

Police were called just after 7pm to reports that a man had been stabbed.

The victim was found with one stab wound which is not believed to be serious, and he is receiving medical treatment.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and a knife has been recovered. It is believed that a number of people were driving and walking in and out of the car park around the time of the incident.

Detectives are keen to hear from any of those people who have not already been spoken to, both for information and dash cam footage.

Detective Inspector Jim White, who is leading the enquiries at Colchester CID, said: “This incident was dealt with swiftly and we have two people in custody after their arrest near to the scene.

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“No other people were reported to have been injured, and we believe the man was stabbed following a disturbance between two groups of people.

“This is being treated as an isolated incident and we do not believe there is any wider risk to the public.

“We have released the scene at the car park, and people in the town will be able to access it as normal tomorrow, Sunday, May 6.”

Anyone who witnessed what happened, or has information which could help detectives, is asked to contact Colchester CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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