Police are appealing for help to find three people captured on CCTV who may be able to assist with an investigation into the rape of a woman in Witham.
Reports of a woman being attacked near River Walk were called in to Essex Police at around 12.15am on Saturday, July 21.
It’s thought three people captured by CCTV cameras may have information which could help the Adult Sexual Assault Investigation Team’s enquiries.
After leaving Newland Street at around 11.30pm on the night of the attack, the victim took a right turn at Mill Lane and walked along a footpath in the wooded area running parallel to the River Brain.
When she reached the pond area she was approached by two white men, one of whom raped her.
Afterwards, the woman made her way back to Newland Street where the police were called.
Detective Chief Inspector Greg Wood is leading enquiries: “If this is you in the CCTV images, you could hold vital information which could help us find those responsible.
“We want to speak to you as witnesses, and we want you to get in touch as soon as possible.
“These images were captured between 11.45pm and midnight on Friday, July 20. We think these witnesses walked down Guithavon Street towards Mill Lane and then onto Guithavon Valley.
“We know they aren’t of the greatest quality but we think they are good enough for these witnesses to recognise themselves.”
Anyone with information can contact Essex Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously as soon as possible.