A PATROLLING police officer was injured when she tried to break up a town centre brawl.

Officers saw the fight taking place near a bridal shop in Queen Street, Colchester, shortly before 3:30am yesterday.

They intervened and during the arrest of two men, a female officer was punched in the face.

She was taken to Colchester General Hospital by paramedics and is now recovering at home.

A 28-year-old man of no fixed address and a 29-year-old man from Colchester were arrested in connection with the fight and are currently on police bail until Tuesday, August 12 pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information in connection with this assault is urged to contact the town’s neighbourhood policing team on 101.