TWO men attempted to sexually assault a woman before she escaped.

The attack took place in North Hill, Colchester, between 7.30am and 8am on Sunday, June 2.

The complainant called a relative to report that the men dragged her into an alleyway and attempted to touch her before she defended herself and ran off.

She also reported that one of the men exposed himself.

Police had released a picture of a woman who they believed had information about the report.

She has been located and is assisting officers with our enquiries.