Sexual assault reported in Southend

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following reports that a woman was sexually assaulted in Southend yesterday, Wednesday January 20.

It is reported that a man assaulted a woman in her 30s, near to the cemetery on High Street between 6.30pm and 7pm.

The man has been described as white, around 6ft tall with dark hair. He was said to be wearing dark-coloured jeans, a dark coloured top and a bomber-style jacket.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area around this time and saw a man matching this description or saw or heard any suspicious or unusual behaviour.

If you have any information, please contact them by using the digital 101 system through the website. Here, between 7am-11pm, you will be able to provide information to an online Live Chat operator to ensure your report is dealt with as quickly as possible.

Alternatively, you can submit an online report or call 101.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously.

Please reference incident 42/10919/21 when providing any information to ensure it gets to the investigating officer as quickly as possible.

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Mick Ferris

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