Pair arrested after man seriously assaulted at traffic lights 

A couple from Essex delivering Christmas presents were stopped by police in Wales Picture: ARCHANT

Police have arrested two men following incidents in Colchester

Two men have been arrested following a disturbance in Colchester.

The pair were arrested in connection with a man being seriously assaulted at traffic lights on Wednesday morning and a number of people being threatened in the street.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "It was reported that two men were involved in an altercation on East Hill, near the Brook Street traffic lights, at around 11.05am.

"The victim, a man in his 30s, remains in hospital with serious injuries.

"A short time later, two men reportedly threatened a number of people on St Botolph's Street, including in a kebab shop and in the Subway store.

"Officers attended and arrested 29-year-old local man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and a second local man, who is 53 years old, has been arrested on suspicion of affray, possession of an offensive weapon and assisting an offender.

"Both remain in custody."

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Anyone with dash cam footage or information about the incidents is asked to call 101 and quote 42/38306/21.