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Witness appeal after woman sexually assaulted in Essex

If you witnessed anything in this area call Essex police Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a report of a serious sexual assault in Colchester.

It happened in Layer Road in the early hours of Sunday (1 October) morning.

Investigations into the attack are continuing and police have increased patrols in the wider area on Friday and Saturday nights to ensure the safety of people walking home.

This type of incident is very rare and we have safeguarded the woman who is being supported by specially trained officers.

There will be an increased visibility of patrols in the wider area on Friday and Saturday nights to ensure the safety of those walking through the town centre.

– Detective Inspector Tony Benjamin, Essex Police