Rape investigation continuing

DETECTIVES have confirmed they are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the rape of a woman in an Essex nature reserve.

Police were contacted at 8.30pm on Saturday by a woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted by two men.

She told officers it happened at a nature reserve in Central Park, Chelmsford, between 10.30pm and 11.30pm the previous evening.

The woman, who is aged in her 20s and lives locally, had been walking along a footpath by a cycle track when she was dragged into the nature reserve and assaulted.

The assailants were disturbed by the noise a group of young women were making as they walked along the path after a night out in the town centre.


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The offenders are described as white, in their mid to late 20s, approximately 5ft 7ins and were wearing jeans. One man was wearing a white, checked shirt.

A spokesman for Essex Police said the victim was uninjured but clearly traumatised by her ordeal.

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He urged anyone with information about the alleged offence to contact detectives at Chelmsford police station on 0300 333 4444.

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