A young man whom police had been looking for in connection with an assault in Colchester has now been identified.

A 17-year-old local schoolgirl had been walking through the underpass on Crouch Street near Balkerne Hill shortly before 3.30pm on Friday, May 16, when a group of young men walked towards her.

As they passed her, one of them slapped her bottom.

The 16-year-old boy shown in CCTV released by police yesterday has now been identified and will be spoken to about the allegation.