Man charged in connection with knife attack in Chelmsford

Essex Police are appealing for witnesses Picture: ARCHANT

Essex Police are appealing for witnesses Picture: ARCHANT

A man has been charged in connection with an incident in Chelmsford where a man suffered a slash wound to his arm.

Police were called just after 7.10pm on Sunday, May 6, to reports of a group of people fighting near the Co-op, in Meadgate Avenue.

When officers attended they found a man in his 50s who had a slash wound to his arm. His injury is not believed to be serious or life-threatening.

Dijanir Duarde, 26, of Vernon Road, London, was arrested and has now been charged with wounding with intent and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today.

Two other men were also arrested.

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A 26 year-old man from Barking has been released on bail until May 29, while a 20-year-old man from Chelmsford has been released under investigation.

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