A woman in her 20s was sexually assaulted in an alleyway in Braintree.

Officers were called to the pathway, near to some flats at Riverside Place, in St John’s Avenue, at around 4.40am on Sunday.

The area was cordoned off by Essex Police whilst detectives investigated.

The victim is being supported by specially trained officers.

Anyone with information can contact Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.