Two men have been charged in connection with a robbery near Colchester's Castle Park.

Officers were called at about 2am on Saturday following reports of an incident on a footpath between the park and Leisure World.

The 34-year-old victim, who is now recovering at home suffered wounds to his neck, ear, hand and foot.

Shaun Hogg, 33, of Alexandra Road, Colchester and Paul Olney, 33 of Denham Close, Wivenhoe, are both charged with wounding with intent and robbery.

They were both remanded in custody to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.