Colchester: Woman arrested following serious assault
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A woman has been arrested following a serious assault in Colchester on Sunday, 21 January.
Officers were called to an address on Maidenburgh Street shortly before 3:30am yesterday (21 January) following reports of a man being assaulted.
The victim, a man in his 30s sustained multiple stab wounds. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
Yesterday, our officers arrested a 43-year-old woman from Colchester on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent. She has since been released on bail until 8 March, whilst enquiries continue.
Inspector Jenna Mirrington French said “We appreciate that this caused concern within the community and I’d like to assure the public that we believe this was an isolated incident.
“Our officers acted quickly to arrest a woman in connection with this assault and detectives from our Criminal Investigation Department are continuing enquiries to determine what has happened.
“In Colchester, violent crime is down overall with 776 fewer violent offences in 2023 than in 2022. As well as this, our officers are solving 20.5% more violence with injury offences.
“We will continue to put the effort in to continue catching criminals and keeping people in Colchester safe.”
Anyone with any further information regarding this assault which could assist with enquiries is asked to contact us quoting reference 169 of 21 January.
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