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Officers, including armed response officers and NPAS were called to Little Walden Road at around 7:30pm following reports a man being assaulted.
On attendance, a further victim was identified, and the two men were taken to hospital after sustaining stab wounds. One of the victims remains in hospital and his condition is not believed to be life-threatening. The other victim has since been discharged.
Four men have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent. Residents of Saffron Walden may notice an increased police presence in the area today whilst enquiries continue.
Chief Inspector Colin Cox said “Our officers acted quickly, arresting four men in connection with this incident.
“Enquiries are in the early stages but we do believe that this was an isolated incident and that there is no risk to the wider public.”
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Please quote incident 1140 of 3 May when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.