Chelmsford attempted rape: Second man arrested
A second man has been arrested in connection with the attempted rape of a woman in Essex.
A 28-year-old woman from Chelmsford was attacked as she walked along New Street in the town shortly before 02:30 GMT on 1 March.
A 42-year-old man from the Rayleigh area was arrested in Chelmsford town centre on suspicion of attempted rape on Saturday.
He is being questioned by detectives at Basildon police station.
A 25-year-old man from Chelmsford remains on police bail until 13 April in connection with the attempted rape.
Police have increased patrols in Chelmsford with plain-clothed officers watching people walking home, a spokesman said.
Women have been told not to walk home alone and to be "absolutely vigilant" about personal safety following several recent attacks in Chelmsford.