Two arrests after ‘large disturbance’ in Earls Colne following England’s World Cup win

The village of Earls Colne in Essex. Picture: SU ANDERSON

The village of Earls Colne in Essex. Picture: SU ANDERSON - Credit: Archant

Two men have been arrested following a large disturbance in Essex – soon after England’s World Cup win against Panama on Sunday.

Police were called just after 4pm to reports of a fight breaking out between a large group of people outside Drapers Hotel, in High Street, Earls Colne.

Officers attended and dispersed the crowd as a man was treated by paramedics for a head injury and taken to hospital. His injury was not life-threatening.

Two men, aged 58 and 33, were arrested on suspicion of assault.

Detective Sergeant Becky Young from Braintree CID said: “This was an unacceptable incident leaving one person injured.

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“We are working to identify further people who we believe to have been involved.

“Anyone with information who hasn’t spoken to us yet, please get in touch.”

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If you know anything, contact Braintree CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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