Serious sexual assault in Essex

Police are appealing for information after a woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault in Eastwood.

The local woman, aged in her 40s, was cycling in Western Approach when she was approached by a man and assaulted in a clearing near a bus stop.

The incident is believed to have occurred sometime between 10.30pm on Sunday, May 12 and 1am on Monday, May 13.

Police have established a scene guard which remains in place at this time. The woman is being cared for by specially trained officers.The suspect is described as white, aged 20 to 22-years-old, 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build with short dark hair.