Two Police Officers Injured, One Seriously, After Being Repeatedly Stamped On

Two teenagers and a man have been arrested after two Essex Police Special Constables were assaulted and seriously injured while dealing with an incident in Colchester.

Special Constables are volunteer police officers with the same powers and kit as regular police officers.

They dedicate their own time, in between their ‘regular’ jobs, to helping regular officers.

The Special Constables and police officers had responded to a disturbance involving a group of men in Colchester High Street at 2.15am today, Sunday, January 13.

While dealing with the incident, one of the Specials was kicked, headbutted and repeatedly stamped on.

He is currently in hospital awaiting surgery for a fractured jaw.

The other suffered a broken nose and a split lip. He has since been discharged from hospital.

A 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, both from #Clacton, were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

A 17-year-old boy from Clacton was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

Assistant Chief Constable Andy Prophet said:

“Just discussed the utterly unacceptable serious assaults on two of our amazing Essex Specials in Colchester last night with duty Gold Commander Ch Supt Mariner.

“Those responsible should be ashamed of themselves”.

All three remain in custody for questioning.

Enquiries remain ongoing.

Police have asked witnesses and anyone with mobile phone or dash cam footage of the incident are asked to call Colchester CID on 101, quoting incident 129 of January 13.

You can also report online at www.essex.police.uk/do-it-online

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

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