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Man slashed near Colchester High Street

The man was slashed on Culver Street West Credit: ITV News

A man was hospitalised after he was slashed in Colchester in the early hours of Sunday August 12.

A man asked the 22-year-old victim for money near Waterstones book shop at about 1.50am.

When the victim refused, he followed him to Culver Street West and slashed him with a blade.

The suspect is described as being white, aged in his 20s, 5ft 9ins tall, stubble wearing black trousers and a plain grey hoody.

Police are asking witnesses or anyone with information to call 101.


Coppercino: Robbers target coffee shop... as armed police are sat in drive-through

Northamptonshire Police have arrested one man on suspicion of robbery. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Robbers have targeted a coffee shop in Northampton... only to find that armed police were sat in the drive-through.

It happened at Starbucks in the early hours of today (August 13).

Police tweeted that two armed men threatened staff with weapons and stole cash but they "didn't account for armed officers sat in the drive-through ordering a coffee at the same time".

Northamptonshire Police have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of robbery and their investigation is continuing.

"I can confirm that the incident happened at about 4.30am at Starbucks in Towcester Road, Northampton.

"A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is currently in police custody. Enquiries are ongoing."

– Spokesman, Northamptonshire Police

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