Colchester: Man Held After 'Gun Threats'

A man has been arrested after teenagers complained they were assaulted and threatened with a gun.

Police were called to the incident near the Highwoods branch of Tesco in Colchester at 8.30pm last Wednesday.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Officers arrived and found two local teenage boys had been threatened by a man holding what was described as a handgun.

"One of the teenagers sustained minor head and leg injuries after having been physically struck and required medical treatment.''

A 26-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of committing firearms offences. He has been released on bail until December 8th.

Witnesses should contact Colchester CID on 101.