Man in ‘critical condition’ after suffering medical episode while reporting alleged assault on woman in Colchester

The incident is alleged to have happened in Colchester High Street. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

The incident is alleged to have happened in Colchester High Street. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY - Credit: Su Anderson

A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault following an incident in High Street, Colchester.

The incident happened shortly before 8pm last night.

Essex Police said a member of the public went to assist a woman after reportedly seeing a man trying to force her into a car. While reporting the incident to police, the man suffered a “medical episode”.

Officers and ambulance attended and a scene guard was put in place for a short period of time.

The ambulance service took the man to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.


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Officers arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting the woman and he remains in custody.

Police said investigations are ongoing.

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