UPDATED: Two stabbed in Colchester knife attack

TWO men have been stabbed in a suspected gang attack in Colchester.
 

Detectives are investigating following the double stabbing in and around Old Heath Road, Colchester, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.


Officers are concerned the attacks are related to the drugs trade and may involve criminals from outside Colchester clashing with those operating within the town.
 

A massive police hunt for the suspects and one of the victims took place for several hours in and around Bourne Pond, Military Road and Barrack Street.
The two male victims are believed to have come from London.
 

One was attacked and stabbed in the leg and had defensive injuries from trying to protect himself during the assault by four men.
 

Officers were flagged down by one of the victims and began a search for the second amid fears for his safety.
 

He was found several hours later but declined any help.
 

See the full story in today's Gazette.

 

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8:01am Fri 12 Oct 12

theequaliser1 says...

The divisional commander said last week that all these current incidents were sporadic and not connected. Yet the violence continues to manifest and grow. The fact of the matter is that the authorities and The Police over the last 18 years have become custom to Nanny State & Politically Correct motives and actions: The Police have been the victims and have encouraged the wrong type of recruiting in The Job, this is now showing in the level of Intelligence & Crime Counter Prevention in the community. Previous Chief Constables & Senior Officers including former Chairs Of The Authority, have all contributed to this dangerous mess.
It is not just a sign of the times but it is also a manifestation of attitudes across the board that has cultivated this type of feckless violence.
The divisional commander said last week that all these current incidents were sporadic and not connected. Yet the violence continues to manifest and grow. The fact of the matter is that the authorities and The Police over the last 18 years have become custom to Nanny State & Politically Correct motives and actions: The Police have been the victims and have encouraged the wrong type of recruiting in The Job, this is now showing in the level of Intelligence & Crime Counter Prevention in the community. Previous Chief Constables & Senior Officers including former Chairs Of The Authority, have all contributed to this dangerous mess. It is not just a sign of the times but it is also a manifestation of attitudes across the board that has cultivated this type of feckless violence. theequaliser1

10:29am Fri 12 Oct 12

FairPerson says...

Far too close to home!!
Far too close to home!! FairPerson

10:45am Fri 12 Oct 12

Sdapeze says...

The daft thing is that we are being asked to choose our PCC. Another job for the boys. I choose more police on the beat and the funding to put them there - like in the old days. The whole set up stinks and the Equaliser is clearly close to this whole stinking business.
The daft thing is that we are being asked to choose our PCC. Another job for the boys. I choose more police on the beat and the funding to put them there - like in the old days. The whole set up stinks and the Equaliser is clearly close to this whole stinking business. Sdapeze

5:22pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Grabber says...

Just wait until all the Hackney lot turn up for their new housing currently being built on the old barracks on Mersea road these reports will become the norm.
Just wait until all the Hackney lot turn up for their new housing currently being built on the old barracks on Mersea road these reports will become the norm. Grabber

6:34pm Fri 12 Oct 12

GreensteadResident says...

These stabbing in and around Old Heath are very very worrying indeed.

Colchester seems to have gone from bad to worse since the start of 2012.

Drug dealing and anti-social behaviour appears to be on the increase in town and from my own experience it's definitely on the increase in places like Greenstead.

Speaking to people around Greenstead a lot of the old timers want to move out asap. But when you ask them where, they say that they don't know because everywhere seems to be the same these days.

Many people, myself included, are afraid to report drug dealing and anti-social to the Police and the council for fear of being targeted by the gangs and anti-social neighbours.

People feel helpless and afraid for their safety and security.
These stabbing in and around Old Heath are very very worrying indeed. Colchester seems to have gone from bad to worse since the start of 2012. Drug dealing and anti-social behaviour appears to be on the increase in town and from my own experience it's definitely on the increase in places like Greenstead. Speaking to people around Greenstead a lot of the old timers want to move out asap. But when you ask them where, they say that they don't know because everywhere seems to be the same these days. Many people, myself included, are afraid to report drug dealing and anti-social to the Police and the council for fear of being targeted by the gangs and anti-social neighbours. People feel helpless and afraid for their safety and security. GreensteadResident

2:32pm Sat 13 Oct 12

GreensteadResident says...

I'm not standing for Police Commissioner or is there still time.

With the right support I would have these scumbags out of Colchester within a week and I would make Colchester such an unwelcoming place for scumbags they would be afraid to come here.

We need to instil the 5h1t-scared fear factor back into these scumbags and drive them into the ground.
I'm not standing for Police Commissioner or is there still time. With the right support I would have these scumbags out of Colchester within a week and I would make Colchester such an unwelcoming place for scumbags they would be afraid to come here. We need to instil the 5h1t-scared fear factor back into these scumbags and drive them into the ground. GreensteadResident

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