Essex Police officers stabbed in Chelmsford

image captionThe officers were stabbed in Springfield Road on Friday night

Two police officers have been stabbed in Chelmsford.

Essex Police they were "approached by a woman with a knife" in Springfield Road at about 23:00 on Friday.

One was stabbed in the leg and is awaiting surgery. The other received a serious wound to the hand.

A 50-year-old woman, who received a head injury in the incident, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and grievous bodily harm.

The officers were responding to reports of concern for the welfare of a person, a force spokeswoman said.

The arrested woman is being treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, but her injury is not thought to be serious.