Chelmsford: Arrest made in sexual assault investigation
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Detectives investigating a sexual assault in Chelmsford have made an arrest.
A teenage boy is in custody for questioning on suspicion of sexual assault following a thorough investigation.
This follows an incident that took place in a walkway between Second Avenue and Third Avenue at about 3.20pm on Sunday 28 May.
The victim, a teenage girl, was approached and sexually assaulted.
Thankfully, the victim was able to leave the area quickly and is safe and well. She and her family continue to receive support from our officers.
'Our patrols in the area will continue'
Chief Inspector Paul Ballard, Chelmsford District Commander, said:
“Our officers have moved quickly to identify a suspect following this incident after following several key lines of enquiry. “A suspect is in custody and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation. “You will continue to see extra patrols in the area as we continue to reassure the community. “Chelmsford remains a safe place to live and work, and thankfully incidents of this nature are very rare, but we want to ensure we have officers available to take on board any concerns you may have. “We’re dedicated to protecting women and girls from violence, and pursuing the perpetrators to bring them to justice.”
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