A man has been charged with rape after it was alleged a woman was attacked in Colchester.

Police officers were called to an address in the town yesterday morning.

A spokesman said: "We were called at around 1am on Thursday April 9 with reports a woman had been raped at an address in the town.

"A 31 year-old man was arrested a short time later."

Kamen Lawrence, of Greenstead, has now been charged with rape and is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday April 11.