TWO thugs were caught on camera threatening to kill a man during a late-night attack in a skate park.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the brutal assault which saw a woman headbutted and a man stabbed with a broken bottle.

The drama unfolded shortly before 10pm on Friday night in the skate park near to Leisure World, in Cowdray Avenue, Colchester.

A video of the attack shows two men, one of whom smashes a bottle and confronts the victim holding the bottle as a weapon.

His accomplice can then be heard to shout at the victim: “Do you want to die tonight?” and warning his pal: “We’re on camera!”

As the footage continues, the man holding the bottle appears to strike the victim before both men walk off covering their faces.

The woman who was injured in the attack told the Gazette: “Me and a friend where sitting down at the skate park having a few drinks which we brought from Aldi, having a catch up.

“We got there about 7.30pm and stayed the whole duration.

“At 9.55pm, two men came from the housing behind the skate park screaming and shouting.

“We looked over and asked what’s wrong?

“Then then grabbed our bottle of rum smashed it and used it to stab my friend.”

The woman added: “To hopefully stop them, I started recording hoping it will put them off but it didn’t.

“They then realised I recorded the lot and came after me, head butting me and trying to get my phone which I didn’t give up.

“I then ran into McDonald’s car park with one of the men chasing me, kicking my foot trying to trip me over, but failed.”

The main suspect is described as being a white man with brown hair, about 5ft 11ins and was wearing a grey jumper.

Chief Inspector Rob Huddleston, Essex Police district commander for Colchester, said: “We believe that there was an argument between the victims and the group before the attack.

“When the man and woman revisited the skate park, members of this group then carried out what we are treating as a targeted attack.

“I want to reassure people that the skate park and the nearby Castle Park are safe areas for people to visit and enjoy”

He added: “I would also urge people with any information about the incident to please contact our detectives.”

Both victims were taken to hospital for their injuries. They have now been discharged.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Anyone with information is asked to call Colchester CID on 101 quoting crime reference number 42/162422/19 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”