Man charged linked to Basildon underpass rape attack

Underpass near Broadmayne in Basildon town centre
Image caption The victim was taken to hospital and treated for head injuries after being attacked in the underpass

A 23-year-old man has been charged in connection with a rape in Essex.

The victim, in her 20s, was attacked in an underpass near the Broadmayne area of Basildon town centre after 23:00 BST on 18 July as she was walking home.

She was taken to hospital and treated for head injuries.

The man, of no fixed abode, was charged with rape and actual bodily harm after going to Grays police station. He appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court earlier.

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