A MAN was stabbed and a woman assaulted after two men wearing balaclavas forced their way in to a property in Chelmsford.

Essex Police were called at about 1.20am on Wednesday to reports of two men wearing the face coverings forcing their way in to a home in Burgess Field.

A man inside the address suffered stab wounds, which have been described by police as "superficial".

A woman inside the property was also assaulted during the incident.

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If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 70 of 30 June.

You can also call Essex Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.