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Police investigate report of sexual assault in Harlow after woman heard shouting in street

POLICE were called to an address to investigate an alleged sexual assault after a woman was heard shouting and screaming in the early hours.

It happened it Potter Street Harlow, at just before 2am on Saturday, August 26, when shouting and shrieking was reportedly heard.

A man was later seen running then briskly walking from the area of the noise.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We were called shortly before 1.55am on Saturday August 26 to reports of a sexual assault in Potter Street, Harlow.

“A woman reported a man had sexually assaulted her at an address, before he fled.

“Our investigation into this incident is ongoing.

“We would appeal for any witnesses, or anyone who may have relevant CCTV, ring doorbell footage or dashcam footage to come forward.

“Anyone with any information cans submit a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

“Visit to find out more about our website reporting services.

“Alternatively, call 101.

“Please quote incident 122 of 26 August.

“In an emergency always call 999.

“If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.”


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