Two charged with attempted murder after boy, 16, stabbed in Colchester

The victim was left with serious stab wounds
Essex Police at the scene Credit: Essex Police

Two men have been charged with attempted murder after a 16-year-old boy was left fighting for his life following a stabbing in Essex.

Police were called to the junction of Queen Street and Priory Street in Colchester at about 6.30pm on Tuesday 9 January following reports of a boy being seriously assaulted.

The 16-year-old was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police have confirmed that his condition is no longer considered to be life-threatening.

A 19-year-old man from Loughton and a 21-year-old man from Colchester have been charged with attempted murder.

Essex Police officers are patrolling The Dell area, off Priory Street, as investigations continue.

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