Arrest in alleged attempted murder stabbing

Police are investigating an attempted murder in West Street, Colchester Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Police are investigating an attempted murder in West Street, Colchester Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Google Maps

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing near Colchester town centre.

The 25-year-old from the London borough of Enfield was arrested on Wednesday, September 11.

His arrest follows the incident in West Street on Sunday, September 8, when a man in his 20s was stabbed following a reported argument in the street.

The suspect had been described as black, aged in his 20s and around 5ft 10in tall, of medium build, wearing a black tracksuit.

He was seen running in the direction of the Southway underpass.


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The victim was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries but is now considered to be in a stable but critical condition.

Detectives are still appealing for witnesses following the incident.

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They ask those with any information to contact the North Major Investigation Team on 101, quoting reference 42/144257/19.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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