Man threatened with machete in Colchester

The incident is alleged to have taken place in an alleyway off Avon Way Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The incident is alleged to have taken place in an alleyway off Avon Way Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

A police car was rammed after a man was chased into an alleyway by a trio of men - one of whom was carrying a machete, police have said.

The incidents took place in Avon Way on Monday, March 25 at around 9.45pm.

Three men – two described as being black and one described as having a machete – were seen chasing a man into an alleyway in Avon Way, Colchester.

Officers attended a short time later when a police car was rammed by another vehicle – a dark green Ford Focus - which was leaving Scarf Way.

The vehicle then headed off in the direction of Hawthorn Way and was later found abandoned in Mulberry Avenue.


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A spokesman for Essex Police said: “At this time we are treating the incidents separately, however they could be linked.”

If you saw or heard anything, have any CCTV or dash cam footage or have any other information, call Essex Police on 101 quoting incident 1269 of March 25.

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Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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