A teenage boy’s been sexually assaulted in Billericay.
A man approached the victim in the Mill Meadows Nature Reserve on Friday and demanded he hand over his money, bag and phone.
He then indecently exposed himself and attacked him but left without any of the items.
The attacker is described as black, between 19 and 20 years old and around 6ft tall.
He was of slim build and wore a grey jumper and tracksuit bottoms, with black shoes.
Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Basildon CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.