Police are appealing for information following a serious sexual assault in an underground car park close to Wood Grange Drive, Southend, at around 2.30am on Friday, April 14th.
An 18-year-old woman, from Southend, was approached by a group of men close to a roundabout near to the Kursaal along the seafront.
She then got into a black car belonging to one of the suspects who tried kissing her and was pushed away.
The victim was then assaulted, knocked unconscious and then attacked. When she woke, she made her way home and the incident was reported to police.
We would particularly like to talk to three male cyclists in the area who spoke with and assisted the victim shortly after the attack.
The suspect is described as in his early to mid-20s with dark black hair and was wearing a black tracksuit. We are currently treating this an isolated incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Adult Sexual Assault Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.