Man arrested in connection with sexual assault and indecent exposure

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A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault and indecent exposure in Colchester - Credit: Archant

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault and indecent exposure in Colchester. 

The first took place in Middlewick Close, between Berechurch Road and Monkwick Avenue, at around midday on February 10. 

A spokesman for Essex Police said it was reported a woman was sexually assaulted by a man who then also indecently exposed himself in front of her. 

Then, at around 11am on February 19, a woman reported a man making sexual remarks towards her in an area near the Corporal Budd VC gym. 

Officers are treating the two incidents as linked. 

A 21-year-old man from Colchester has been arrested in connection with both incidents and was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, indecent exposure, and a public order offence.

He has since been released on bail until March 15. 

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Essex Police are now asking anyone who saw anything or who has any CCTV, dash cam, or doorbell footage to contact them quoting the crime reference number 42/43663/22. 

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