Essex

Hertfordshire man admits Essex footpath rape attack

A 43-year-old man from Hertfordshire has admitted raping a woman in her 70s in Essex.

David Catton from Mayfield Park, Bishop's Stortford, pleaded guilty to rape and a further sexual assault charge at Chelmsford Crown Court.

The attack happened on a footpath opposite the Maypole Sports Club between London Road and the New Hall Estate, Harlow, on 11 May.

Catton will be sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court in September.

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