Man airlifted to hospital after stabbing near shops

Police were called to shops off Hawthorne Avenue in Colchester on Friday morning Picture: JAKE FOXFO

Police were called to shops off Hawthorne Avenue in Colchester on Friday morning Picture: JAKE FOXFORD - Credit: JAKE FOXFORD

A man has been airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital following a stabbing in the Greenstead area of Colchester.

A house in Forest Road has also been cordoned off by police Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

A house in Forest Road has also been cordoned off by police Picture: JAKE FOXFORD - Credit: JAKE FOXFORD

Essex Police were called to the scene in Hunwicke Road around 7.40am Friday, May 22, following reports the man had been stabbed.

Two men have been arrested and taken into custody.

The victim has been airlifted to hospital by the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance for treatment of his injuries.

A spokesman for Essex Police said they believe the incident to have been a “targeted attack”.

Police have been seen searching nearby bushes Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

Police have been seen searching nearby bushes Picture: JAKE FOXFORD - Credit: JAKE FOXFORD

A cordon remains in place outside the shops, as well as at a property in nearby Forest Road.

Pictures from the scene have also shown an officer and police dog searching nearby bushes.