A MAN was doused with water by police officers as they treated him for injuries in the third serious incident in the town centre in a matter of hours.

Police were guarding the scene of a stabbing in George Street, Colchester, when they were approached by a man who was clearly in distress.

The officers then asked the man to remove his shirt and got water from a nearby hotel and began treating the man for his injuries.

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After another man was pointed out by the victim, two officers chased him down the High Street before making an arrest in West Stockwell Street.

A spokesman for the police said: "Following the initial call, officers were approached by the victim in George Street, where he was assessed and taken to hospital with injuries that are believed to be serious.

"A man, who is known to the victim, was arrested a short time later on suspicion of GBH and immigration offences.

"He remains in custody for questioning."


His injuries are thought to have been caused by boiling water.

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Police say it is completely unrelated to the George Street stabbing and a murder investigation which has been launched after a man was found dead in Ryegate Road.