Three men remain in custody after police were called to reports of a serious assault in Colchester.

Essex Police confirmed a man, aged in his 20s, was assaulted in Queen Street shortly after 1.30am this morning.

He was left with facial injuries.

Two men from Tiptree – aged 19 and 20 – and a 21 year-old man from Colchester were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

They remain in custody for questioning.

Anyone with information can submit a report online by visiting or by using the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm, quoting crime reference number 42/272327/21.

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