A police officer has been seriously injured after she was slashed across the face with garden shears in Clacton.
She was one of a number sent to break up a large disturbance in Jackson Road just after nine o'clock last night.
She's now being treated in hospital after suffering a serious facial injury, while another officer was also hurt.
A 23-year-old woman from the town has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of assaulting a police officer. A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
The injured officer is still in hospital and detectives are appealing for witnesses as well as mobile phone and dash cam footage