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Second man found with stab wounds in Colchester

PUBLISHED: 12:28 11 February 2019 | UPDATED: 12:45 11 February 2019

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in George Street, Colchester Picture: SU ANDERSON

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in George Street, Colchester Picture: SU ANDERSON

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after a second stabbing in Colchester.

Officers from Essex Police were called by the East of England Ambulance Service to George Street just before 10pm last night.

A 40-year-old man with stab wounds to his back was taken to hospital where his injuries were described as serious but not believed to be life-threatening. He remains in hospital receiving treatment.

The news comes after a murder investigation was launched following the death of a man who was found stabbed in the back next to Colchester’s Castle Park.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Our enquiries are ongoing and we are looking into whether there are any links with the death of a man who was found in Ryegate Road shortly after 8.20am today (Monday, February 11).”

Witnesses or anyone in the area at the time who has information should call Colchester CID on 101 quoting reference 42/22475/19 or via the website

Or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.

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