Essex

Charges over Essex University campus sex assault

A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in the grounds of the University of Essex last year.

Police were contacted by university staff on the night of 17 December after reports a woman had been attacked in woodland off Boundary Road, Colchester.

The then 22-year-old woman had been grabbed from behind and assaulted by a man.

A 20-year-old man has been released on police bail to appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court on 10 June.

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