POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of rape and theft following an incident in Colchester this morning, Saturday, March 16.

The 21-year-old from Colchester was arrested at around 7.10pm and he remains in custody for questioning.

The arrest follows reports a woman in her 20s was raped and had her phone stolen in George Street at around 5.25am.

She continues to receive support from specially trained officers.

Anyone with information is asked to call our Adult Sexual Assault Investigations Team North on 101 quoting incident 274 of 16/03. Alternatively, you can Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.