A WOMAN has been arrested after a man was stabbed during an assault in Colchester.

Officers were called to Catchpool Road at about 3.15am on Friday.

It had been reported a man had been assaulted outside a set of flats in the street and suffered stab wounds.

Essex Police attended and a man, in his 30s, was taken to hospital for treatment for injuries to his hip, wrist and legs.

Residents said officers remained at the scene for several hours on Friday morning.

A woman was arrested following the assault.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "A 39-year-old woman from Colchester was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

"She has been released on bail until July 29."

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Witnesses to the incident are being encouraged to come forward.

Anyone with information should call Colchester CID on 101, citing incident 102 of 2 July.

You can also submit a report online at www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org.