Woman sexually assaulted in Southend on way home from Asda

Shoebury Park The woman was walking home from a nearby Asda supermarket

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.

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