Fourth man arrested in hunt for Maldon rapist is released on bail

Police are investigating the death

Police are investigating the death - Credit: Archant

A 28-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the rape of a woman in Maldon has been released on police bail.

The man, from Maldon, was arrested on Friday in connection with the attack, which happened on January 24 in Mill Lane.

He has been released on police bail, pending further inquiries, until February 23

A woman in her 20s from the local area was walking away from the Fullbridge Tesco store, near the underpass at Mill Lane, when she was grabbed by two men, dragged into bushes and raped.

The attacked happened between 5.45pm and 6.15pm on Saturday, January 24.

Two men who had been originally arrested in connection with the investigation were released without charge.

A third man, arrested on February 5, was also released without charge.

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