Man attempts to rape teenage girl in Stock

A man is due to appear in court charged with attempted rape after a teenage girl was attacked in Stock.

Jamie Sharpe, 43, of Langham Crescent, Billericay, has been remanded to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Monday 1 July)

The teenage girl was grabbed from behind and attacked on Stock Road at around 8.40pm on Friday 28 June.

Police are trying to trace the driver of a van who is believed to have witnessed the incident and tried to raise the the alarm.

Senior Investigating Officer Daniel Stoten said: “I would like to speak to the driver of a light coloured Ford Transit van that was travelling along Stock Road in the general direction of Billericay.”

“The driver of this van was flashing his lights to other vehicles to bring their attention to the incident. This van has been described as a plumbers or builders van.”

 “I also wish to here from anyone that was driving along Stock road between 8.20 and 9pm and has a dash cam fitted.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Essex Police on 101 quoting 42/101995/19.