A SCHOOLGIRL was assaulted in a Colchester underpass.
The 17-year-old girl was walking through the underpass which links both parts of Crouch Street shortly before 3.30pm on Friday, May 16.
She walked past a group of men, one of whom slapped her bottom.
The girl was uninjured, but was left distressed and shocked by the assault.
Details of the incident and a CCTV image were released yetserday and within hours a 16-year-old was identified as a suspect..
He will be interviewed by officers.