Essex

Maldon Tesco rape: Two men released without charge

Two men arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in an underpass near a Tesco store in Essex have been released without charge.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, was dragged into bushes and attacked near the Fullbridge supermarket in Maldon in the early evening of 24 January.

Essex Police said officers were still at the scene carrying out searches.

Det Ch Insp Simon Werrett said the force had received "a substantial number of calls" from the public.

"We are grateful for the continued support of the local community," he said.

"It is likely that the person responsible would have returned home with a muddy coat or trousers. If anyone saw this, I'd like to speak to them."

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