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Detectives are investigating allegations a woman was sexually assaulted in Colchester.
A woman in her 20s reported she had been assaulted by a man in an alley in Cotman Road at around 4am today (Sunday 4 September).
The man is described as white, aged between 18 and 25, of medium to stocky build, with shoulder-length mousey brown hair and clean shaven.
He is described as wearing a dark green long-sleeved top, green camouflage trousers, and white trainers.
Specialist officers and staff are currently supporting her and our enquiries are ongoing.
We need anyone who was in the area and saw anything or has any CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage to contact us.
We’re advising people in the area to be vigilant but to continue going about their daily business.
If you have any information please contact us quoting the crime reference number 42/230156/22.
You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.
Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.
Alternatively you can call us on 101.
In an emergency always call 999.
If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.
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