Essex

Southend attempted rape: Man sought by police

Man sought over attempted rape in Southend
Image caption Police want to speak to this man about an attack in Southend

A CCTV image has been released of a man wanted in connection with an attempted rape in Essex.

A 54-year-old woman was attacked for several minutes near a car park in Essex Street, Southend, at 00:30 BST on 5 July. The man then walked away.

Police said they have examined hours of CCTV footage and hope someone can name the man pictured at 00:51 BST.

Police believe the victim met her attacker earlier in a nearby pub.

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