Man charged with rape following incident in Heybridge

Police cordon at the bridge

Police cordon at the bridge

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A man has been charged with rape following an incident in Heybridge.

Police were contacted at about 10.30pm on Tuesday following reports that a woman was being sexually assaulted near a bridge off Creasen Butt Close.

David Heard, aged 26, of Elizabeth Way, Heybridge, was charged with rape and will appear before Chelmsford magistrates today.

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