Police release CCTV in rape investigation

One of the CCTV images released by police Credit: Essex Police

Detectives are releasing a CCTV image of a man they want to identify as they believe he can help them with a rape investigation in Southend.

A 22-year-old woman from the Southend area was sexually assaulted inside a house in the early hours of Sunday, July 21 by a man she had met at a nightclub.

CCTV image of a man police would like to speak to Credit: Essex Police

Investigating Officer, Dc Lorraine Lumb, said: "Since this incident occurred, we have been carrying out a wide range of enquiries and reviewed of hours of CCTV footage from inside and outside the Chameleon nightclub. This has taken several weeks."

"We are releasing these two CCTV images of a man who we want to initially identify and then speak to as a key witness. He was at the nightclub on that Saturday night.. and we believe he struck up a conversation with the woman. We would appeal for him or his friends or family to contact us.”