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A man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault on a teenage girl in Maldon.
Police were called shortly before 5pm today, with reports that a 13-year-old girl had been approached by a man on High Street.
It was reported that the man touched the girl and made inappropriate gestures towards her.
The girl managed to get herself to safety and called for help. She has since been safeguarded and is being supported by specialist officers.
A 60-year-old man from Maldon has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.