Police appeal for witnesses after Colchester stabbing

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A 27-year-old man was stabbed in a “targeted attack” in Colchester last night.

The incident took place at Laing Road in the town around 11.40pm and a dog unit and police helicopter were called to assist in the search for suspects.

Officers received reports that a 27-year-old man was stabbed in the back and he was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Detective Inspector Gary Biddle, of Colchester CID, said: “We believe this is a targeted attack and would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at around the time of the incident or saw anything suspicious.”

Anyone with information, CCTV or dash cam footage to call 101 and speak to Colchester CID, quoting reference number 1268 of April 25.

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Alternatively, witnesses can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

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