December 13 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Police investigating the indecent assault of a teenage girl in Colchester have made an arrest.
A 27-year-old man from Colchester was arrested on Friday evening at 6.40pm in Colchester in connection with an incident in Queen Elizabeth Way on October 1.
The man has been released on police bail pending further enquiries until November 2.
A teenage girl walking to school was indecently assaulted in the north-east Essex town on Tuesday.
Police launched an investigation following the incident, which happened around 8.30am.
The student was approached by a man outside a row of shops when he started speaking to her before carrying out the assault in full view of passers-by, an Essex Police spokesman said.
The girl continued walking to school and the man left the scene, the spokesman added.
Essex Police investigating officer Pc Roxanne Wicks said: “This man carried out a strange and obscene act in front of people walking and driving past.
“With this in mind and together with the description provided, we are confident that someone would have seen this sexual assault.
“Indeed, the description is so good that someone must also know who this man is. We need to arrest him, but it’s going to be a partnership approach with the local community helping us.”
The man is described as white, of slim build, is aged in his late teens or early 20s, has a tanned complexion and is very tall.
At the time, he was wearing a cream and green coat, burgundy skinny jeans and a burgundy beanie hat. He has a stud-lip piercing.
Police were notified of the assault a short time after it was committed.
Call police on 101.