Stabbing - attempted murder arrest

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was knifed this morning.

James Hore

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was knifed this morning.

Police were called to The Square in the Shrub End area of Colchester, at 4.30am after a 21-year-old man was stabbed in his stomach.

The victim was rushed to hospital where he is in a serious, but not life-threatening, condition.


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Officers from Essex Police's dog unit searched the surrounding area and arrested the 26-year-old nearby and he is currently being held in custody.

Anyone with information about the early morning attack should contact detectives in Colchester on 0300 333 4444.

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