Teenage girl allegedly sexually assaulted in Colchester

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An alleged sexual assault on a teenager in Colchester is being investigated by police.

The teenage girl has told officers she was attacked by a man in his 30s in Lexden Road at around 1am today.

In a statement, an Essex Police spokesman said: “Police are investigating a sexual assault which took place in Lexden Road in Colchester.

“It happened just before 1am on Tuesday, December 23. The victim, a teenage girl from the local area, was approached by a white man in his 30s and sexually assaulted.

“The man was around 5 ft 6 ins tall with a local accent and was seen wearing dark clothing and a hat. He ran off in the direction of Stanway. The victim is being cared for by specially trained police officers.


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“Enquiries are continuing to trace the suspect.

“A scene guard is in place at Lexden Road, behind the Lexden Crown public house while forensic recovery of potential evidence continues.

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“Anybody with any information about the incident is asked to contact Essex Police on 101.”

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