Man arrested after woman is raped

A MAN has been arrested after a woman was raped in a town centre early this morning.

Anthony Bond

A MAN has been arrested after a woman was raped in a town centre early this morning.

The woman, who is in her mid-20s, was raped in Colchester at about 4.30am.

A man and the woman are thought to have gotten out of a taxi at East Hill, Colchester, near the junction with Roman Road.

The rape took place nearby and a forensic examination of the scene is being carried out.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody at Colchester police station.

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Detectives are asking anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen a tall, black man and a petite, white woman to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at Colchester on 0300 333 4444, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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