A PAIR of teenagers were taken to hospital after being stabbed.

The two men aged 18 and 19 were assaulted in Abbot's Road Colchester at roughly 9.15pm on Thursday after a confrontation with two other men.

Both victims suffered stab wounds to their buttocks.

Police cordoned off a number of roads close to the junction with Mersea Road as an investigation into what happened was launched.

Officers are now appealing for information.

Anyone who saw anything and has not already spoken to police should call 101 quoting incident number 1355 of September 13 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.