A man was found with a stab wound to his back after an incident in Colchester.

Essex Police were called to Ship Wharf, Colchester, this afternoon at around 12.44pm.

Members of the public had called the emergency services after discovering a man injured in the area.

Officers arrived at the scene and discovered the man had suffered a stab wound to his back.

The victim was rushed to hospital for treatment.

Residents reported a large police presence in the Hawkins Road area of Colchester after the incident took place, with officers conducting door-to-door inquiries and searching the area.

The air ambulance was also spotted hovering above residents’ properties and landed nearby

Sam Cook, an Essex University student who lives in Hawkins Road, came upon the scene on his walk back from a lecture.

He said: “There was a load of police cars and the air ambulance landed near the barriers up by the meadows.

“There were a few dog units and a few ambulances.”

“I thought ‘Wow, something’s going down.”

Another bystander said: “There were a load of vans, the helicopter, the dog unit. I had no idea what was going on.”

The East of England Ambulance Service confirmed it sent an ambulance officer vehicle and the air ambulance to the scene.

A spokesman said: “One man was transported to Addenbrookes Hospital by air ambulance.”


The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance landed in a field nearby

If you saw or heard anything or have any other information about the incident please call us on 101 quoting the incident 500 of October 10 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.