A naked man who was spotted walking around Colchester town centre has been arrested.

Numerous calls were made to police at about 11am on Monday after the man was seen in the town centre, including in Queen Street and St Botolph’s circus.

An Essex police spokesman said: “We were called to St Peter’s Street following reports of a man walking in the road.

“Two police officers were assaulted.

“The man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of assaulting police officers and he was taken to hospital for treatment.”

The spokesman added that the officers received minor injuries.