A MAN has been arrested by police in connection with a sexual assault on a 35-year-old woman.
The incident happened near the canal on Brimington Road, in Chesterfield, at around 3.45am on Thursday, March 28.
Police have now confirmed they arrested a 31-year-old man in Alfreton on Thursday.
He was in police custody being questioned by detectives.
Officers cordoned off an area of the towpath, in Tapton, for five days while carrying out forensic investigations following the assault.
Detective inspector Mark Hipkiss said: “I want to reassure people that incidents like this are extremely rare in Chesterfield.”
Anyone with information should call Derbyshire Police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.