Woman sexually assaulted in Southend on way home from Asda
A woman in her 50s has been sexually assaulted while walking home from a supermarket, Essex Police has said.
The victim was on North Shoebury Road, in Southend, at about 03:15 BST on Tuesday when she was approached by a man.
He dragged her into a park and subjected her to a "serious sexual assault" before stealing her handbag.
The suspect is described as white, about 17 years old and approximately 5ft 5in (1.65m) tall.
He was wearing a blue top with the hood up, dark bottoms, dark trainers and had a local accent.
Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the assault.