Jaywick 'meat cleaver' attack victim in critical condition

Meadow Way, Jaywick Image copyright Gareth george
Image caption Investigators remained at the scene on Meadow Way on Sunday

A woman has been left in a critical condition after an attack with what was believed to be a meat cleaver, Essex Police said.

The victim, who is in her 40s, was hurt on Meadow Way in Jaywick, near Clacton, at about 23:45 GMT on Saturday.

A 48-year-old man, from Jaywick, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The police said the attack involved a "bladed weapon which is believed to be a meat cleaver".

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