A WOMAN who suffered a stab wound during an incident in a Colchester department store is recovering in hospital.

The woman, who has not been named, was airlifted to hospital after what police described as an "isolated incident".

Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. 

Police have confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the stabbing.

Paramedics and police officers were called to Williams and Griffin, in Colchester High Street, at 2.50pm yesterday.

The Essex Air Ambulance was also called and landed in Castle Park.

The woman received specialist care at the scene for serious abdominal injuries before being flown to hospital where her condition was described as "serious but stable".


  • The scene of Friday afternoon's drama

Police later confirmed she had suffered a stab wound to the stomach.

A spokesman said: "Emergency services attended and she was taken by air ambulance to hospital with a stab wound to her stomach.

"Police are treating this as an isolated incident and inquiries are ongoing."


  • Police at the scene of the incident

Carl Milton - MD of Williams and Griffin, which is part of the Fenwick chain - said: “I can confirm an incident happened in the store,” but would not comment further.

The store was open as normal today.