A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing just yards away from Colchester police station.

Detectives are still appealing for witnesses, but arrested a 25-year-old man from Enfield on Wednesday.

Police were called at 11.30pm on Sunday after reports a man had been injured in West Street, Colchester.

The victim - a man in his 20s - was said to have been involved in an altercation with another man in the moments before.

He was described as black, in his 20s, around 5ft 10ins tall, of a medium build and was wearing a black tracksuit. He was seen to run off towards the Southway underpass.

Officers and paramedics arrived and the victim was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, but is now considered to be in a stable, but critical condition.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Our investigation is ongoing and we would ask if you were in the area around the time and either witnessed the incident or saw or heard anything suspicious, please call the North Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting crime reference number 42/144257/19.

"You can also email scd.appeals.essex@essex.pnn.police.uk or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."