A MAN has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a broad daylight stabbing in Tiptree.

Police officers were called to Maypole Road at about 3.20pm on Tuesday to reports of a man in his fifties being stabbed.

He remains in a critical condition in hospital after being rushed there by paramedics in the aftermath of the stabbing.

John Garrett, 54, has now been charged with attempted murder and robbery in connection with the incident.

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Garrett, of Elm Close, Tiptree, will appear before Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today.

A 59-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released on bail as police inquiries continue.

Det Insp Alison Hooper, who is leading the investigation said: “This charge could only be made with the efforts of my colleagues across the police force, making sure the facts of this incident were established as quickly as possible.

“I’d like to thank my colleagues for all their hard work. I would also like to thank the members of the public that witnessed the incident, helped the victim and have supported our investigation.”