Special constable's jaw fractured in Colchester assault
A special constable who was assaulted while dealing with a disturbance in a town centre is to have surgery on a fractured jaw.
Essex Police said two volunteer officers were seriously injured when they responded to an incident on High Street, Colchester at about 02:15 GMT.
One was kicked, headbutted and stamped on, and another suffered a broken nose and split lip, the force said.
A man, 20, and two 17-year-olds have been arrested.
Police said the two volunteers and police officers were attending a disturbance involving a group of men.
A 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, both from Clacton, were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
A 17-year-old boy, also from Clacton, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.
All three remain in custody for questioning, police said.