TWO people have been charged in connection with an incident where two volunteer police officers were injured.

The special officers had been attending an incident in Colchester High Street at 2.15am on Sunday, January 13, when they were hurt.

One officer suffered a fractured jaw in the incident and required surgery.

The other suffered a broken nose and a split lip but was released from hospital within a few hours.

Police said the pair had been kicked, headbutted and stamped on.

Jack Hudson, 20, of Bromley Close, Clacton, has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and assaulting a person causing them actual bodily harm.

A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with assault by beating of an emergency worker.

They are both due to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, March 13.

A 17-year-old boy from Clacton was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm was released without charge.

A 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of affray answered bail last week and had been released under investigation.