Essex Police officers stabbed in Chelmsford

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The 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.