TWO teenagers have been charged in connection with a stabbing where a man was left bleeding on the pavement.

A 15-year-old and 16-year-old are due to appear in court today after the attack in Mandeville Road, Marks Tey, last Wednesday.

The pair, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are both from Colchester.

They have been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Donald Adu, 24, of Howard Road in Stoke Newington, London, has been charged with the same offence and appeared in court earlier this week.

He has been remanded in custody until his next appearance at Ipswich Crown Court on December 4.

During Adu's court hearing it was said the victim - a man in his 40s - is believed to have been set upon by a gang of three after they had met in an alleyway for a drug deal.

One of the attackers is said to have been wearing a skeleton mask.

He had three wounds in his back and one in his chest and suffered a perforated bowel and punctured lung.

His injuries are said be life-changing.

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He was helped by a former paramedic after the man was found calling for help on his driveway.

A 20-year-old woman from Islington was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of attempted murder and has been released under investigation.