Two arrests after man is left in life threatening condition following assault in Chelmsford

A man is in a life-threatening condition in hospital after being assaulted in Chelmsford.

Police were called shortly before 10.15pm on Saturday October 31, to reports that a man aged in his 20s, had been assaulted by a group of men on Moulsham Street.

Officers and paramedics arrived and the man was taken to hospital, where he remains in a stable but critical condition.

A 22-year-old man and an 18-year-old man, both from Chelmsford, have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

They remain in police custody.

A cordon remains in place as enquiries continue, which is likely to cause some traffic congestion. Motorists should avoid the area where possible.

Detectives investigating the assault are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident and are particularly keen to hear from those who live or were in the area and have CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage. 

If you have any information, please go to the police website home page and select the ‘Live Chat’ button at the bottom right of the page. Here, between 7am-11pm, you will be able to provide information by speaking to an online operator to ensure your report is dealt with as quickly as possible.

Alternatively, you can make an online report or call 101.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously.

Please reference incident 42/178521/20 when providing any information to ensure it gets to the investigating officer as quickly as possible.

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Mick Ferris

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