Essex

Man arrested over Colchester rape

George Street Colchester Image copyright Google
Image caption George Street is just off the High Street in the centre of Colchester

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and theft.

He was arrested on Saturday afternoon, several hours after a woman in her 20s was raped in George Street, Colchester at about 05:25 GMT.

Essex Police said the woman had been in the town on a night out and also had her phone stolen in the attack.

She is receiving support from specially trained officers and the suspect remains in police custody.

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