A 24 year-old male has been arrested by Police who are investigating the shocking rape that happened in Maldon just over a week ago.

heybridge-a414-underpassThe man was arrested on suspicion of rape, indecent exposure and outraging public decency in the early hours of Thursday 5th February. The attack happened on 24th January in the infamous Mill Lane which is the main walkway that residents use to get to the Tesco Superstore. Two men had been arrested for the crime, but were later released without charge.

Local residents have been campaigning to get the underpass made safe. A petition both online and offline has raised over 2,500 signatures and will be presented to Maldon District Council.