Woman 'made up' Colchester sex attack claim

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An investigation into an alleged sex assault in Essex has ended after police said they believe the attack did not take place.

The 25-year-old woman had claimed she was dragged into bushes and assaulted in Berechurch Road, Colchester, on 10 March.

Police said the woman was receiving treatment from mental health teams.

Det Insp Steve Jennings said: "We have checked CCTV and made very thorough enquiries."

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