E-fit of man suspected of a sex attack in Essex issued

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A 37-year-old woman attacked in Harlow helped create an e-fit picture of a suspect

Police in Essex have issued an e-fit picture in a bid to identify a man responsible for a sex attack on a 37-year-old woman.

She was attacked in the Northbrooks area of Harlow on Tuesday evening.

The man is described as black, about 5ft 8in tall, of medium build, aged in his 30s and was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and a dark hooded top.

Police said he also had distinctive tribal type scarring on both cheeks underneath his eyes.

Det Insp Martin Read said: "It may be that this man lives locally or was simply a visitor to the area.

"The description of the scarring below the eyes is of particular interest and I would like to hear from anyone who can provide a name for any man fitting this description."

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