POLICE are continuing to appeal for information after a woman was approached by a man and reportedly sexually assaulted in Colchester town centre.

Essex Police are investigating reports a woman, aged in her 20s, was attacked in St Botolph's Street at around 3.20am yesterday morning. 

Specialist officers are supporting the woman.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time who saw what happened or has any information that could assist with our investigation to call 101 quoting incident number 199 of November 18."

Contact Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the online form at cimestoppers-uk.org.