Girl sexually assaulted in Colchester alley

A 16-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted by a man in Colchester.

The attack happened in an alleyway which runs from Parson's Heath to Roach Vale on Saturday afternoon.

The attacker was described as about 6ft (1.8m) tall, of heavy build, wearing a black hood and dark bottoms. The girl cannot say what colour the man was.

Essex Police said the assault had left the girl in a "distressed state". Anyone with information is asked to call Essex Police.

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