‘Serious’ sexual assault in Layer Road, Colchester

Officers are appealing for witnesses following a knife-point robbery in Ipswich (stock image). Pictu

Officers are appealing for witnesses following a knife-point robbery in Ipswich (stock image). Picture: JAMES BASS - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2012

Officers are investigating reports that a woman was sexually assaulted in Colchester in the early hours of this morning, Essex Police have said.

Police said they were called to reports of a “serious” sexual assault in Layer Road at around 3.30am.

The woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Officers have launched an investigation and have urged witnesses to come forward.

A police cordon was put in place in an area of Layer Road on Sunday morning.


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A spokesman for Essex Police said on Sunday morning: “Police are investigating reports of a serious sexual assault in Layer Road, Colchester.

“A woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries at 3.30am on Sunday, October 1.

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“Investigations are ongoing. If you witnessed anything around this time in this area, please call 101, quoting incident 186 of October 1.”

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