A WOMAN was reportedly attacked and robbed while walking her dog before a man was arrested.

Essex Police received reports of a woman who had fallen victim to a robbery on Monday, September 11. 

According to the police, the woman had been assaulted while walking her dog in an area popular with dog walkers, close to Mill Lane in Chelmsford. 

She is said to have been approached by a man who assaulted her from behind before demanding money.

A member of the public contacted police at about 6.25 pm and a 32-year-old man from Chelmsford was arrested in Witham on Sunday morning. 

Police are now appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time, particularly between the hours of 6pm and 7.30pm, to contact them. 

Information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to the incident can help police with their investigation. 

Detective Chief Inspector Rob Huddleston said: “I would ask people to reflect on whether they were in the area shortly before and after this incident, and if so, urge them to reach out to us with any piece of information – no matter how small. 

“I would continue to stress that whilst we are treating this investigation very seriously, incidents of this nature thankfully remain very rare.