A WOMAN suffered “life threatening” injuries after allegedly falling from a flat’s window during an assault.

Police officers were called to Tindal Street, in Chelmsford, at about 3.30am last Thursday by paramedics while they were treating a woman in her 20s who was found outside a block of flats.

It is believed the woman had been involved in an altercation before she fell.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We believe the injuries she received were caused from falling from a height as the injuries are consistent with those which would be sustained from an incident similar to this.”

The woman was taken to Addenbroke’s Hospital in Cambridge to be treated and her condition was described as stable.

Three people were arrested, from Chelmsford, two men in their 20s and a woman aged 19, on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

The trio have been released on police bail until May 8 pending further inquiries.

Another person, a man in his 20s, was also found injured near to where the woman was found.

He was taken by paramedics to Broomfield Hospital.

Crown Passage, an alleyway which links Tindal Street with the High Street, was sealed off by police while they carried out forensic investigations during the rest of the day.

Officers from Essex Police are still appealing for witnesses or anyone who has information about the incident.

Anyone who feel they could help police should call officers at Chelmsford CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.