Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a serious assault in Colchester town centre.

Essex Police say two man were involved in an altercation on East Hill, near the Brook Street traffic lights, at around 11.05am on Wednesday.

The victim, a man in his 30s, remains in hospital with serious injuries.

A short time later, two men reportedly threatened a number of people on St Botolph's Street, including in a kebab shop and in the Subway store.

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Officers attended and arrested 29-year-old man, from Colchester, on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

A second man, 53, from Colchester, has been arrested on suspicion of affray, possession of an offensive weapon and assisting an offender.

Both remain in custody.

Anyone with dash cam footage or information about these incidents is asked to call 101 and quote 42/38306/21.

Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.