doc

AN ESSEX Police officers has been arrested in connection with a sex assault.

The man has been suspended from his post.

In a statement, the force said: “On Thursday May 8, Essex Police arrested a man in connection with an investigation into an allegation of a sexual offence.

"He reports back for bail on June 13."

The force has not released the identity of the suspect.

Nobody else has been arrested in connection with the investigation and inquiries are ongoing.