Arrest made in rape investigation

Police make arrest in rape inquiry Credit: ITV Anglia

Police say they've arrested a man in connection with the rape of a woman in Lucy Road, Southend.

The victim reported that she was raped by a man near public toilets between 3.30am and 4.30am, on Thursday, October 5.

She is being supported by specialist officers.

Police carried out forensic examinations at the scene and are reviewing CCTV.

A 23-year-old man from Benfleet arrested on suspicion of rape, has been released under investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Sexual Offences Investigation Team on 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or emailing