Colchester: Man is being questioned over alleged rape of teenage girl

Police had previously arrested Hobbs on suspicion of aiding and abetting an attempted suicide

Police had previously arrested Hobbs on suspicion of aiding and abetting an attempted suicide - Credit: Archant

A man has been arrested in connection with an ongoing rape investigation in Colchester.

Police had initially been contacted shortly before 9.30pm on Sunday with a report that a teenage girl had been sexually assaulted inside a house in the town earlier that day.

Officers are continuing to speak to the girl in order to obtain further information about the allegation.

Today a 23-year-old man from the town was arrested on suspicion of rape and is being questioned by detectives at Colchester police station.