Police dog chases down man who allegedly assaulted officer in Colchester

A police officer has been treated for facial injuries after an assault in Colchester

A police officer has been treated for facial injuries after an assault in Colchester - Credit: Essex Police

A police dog helped chase down a man who allegedly assaulted a police officer in Colchester last week.

Two men were arrested after an assault left a police officer with facial injuries. 

The incident happened at about 11.30pm on Friday, December 10 when the officer attempted to stop a man in the Hazell Avenue area of Colchester. 

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault by beating an emergency worker and theft.

"A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault by beating an emergency worker and possession of drugs."

One of the men was found by a police dog at the Essex Police Dog Section. On Twitter, officers from the dog section said: "The ‘brave’ man ran off to escape arrest.

"Police dog Vin joins the search and as Vin sniffs closer and closer the man becomes less brave and gives up.

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"We wish our colleague a full and quick recovery."

Both men have been released under investigation.