Police investigation after woman raped in Grays

ESSEX Police are investigating following an incident in Grays where a woman was raped.

The victim, a woman in her 30s, was assaulted in wooded area near the yacht club in Thames Road at around 7.10pm on Sunday, September 30.

A 47 year-old man from Purfleet was arrested a short time later on suspicion of rape and is currently in custody.

The victim is being supported by specialist officers.

In the time before the assault took place the victim had been walking along the sea wall and we need anyone who was in that area at the time to come forward to speak to us.

If you saw or heard anything, have CCTV, were driving in the area and have dashcam footage or any other information please call us on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/141931/18.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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