Essex

Sex attack on woman near Brentwood bus stop in Essex

A woman has been sexually assaulted near a bus stop in Essex.

The victim, who is in her 20s, was attacked in Shenfield Road, Brentwood, in the early hours of Friday.

The attack, believed to have taken place at 00:15 BST, was carried out by a man in his late 40s to early 50s who is described as 5ft 10ins (1.8m) tall.

A police spokeswoman said the man was stocky with blue eyes, a closely shaved head and a stubbly ginger beard. Detectives have appealed for witnesses.

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