A MAN arrested after a woman was allegedly raped in a Basildon nightclub has been released without charge.

An 18-year-old woman from Romford reported she had been raped in a seating area behind the DJ stand inside Liquid at Festival Leisure Park between 1am and 2am on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

On Thursday, August 8, 2013, a 20-year-old man from Braintree was arrested in Broxbourne in Hertfordshire on suspicion of rape and later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Essex Police said the enquiries have been completed and the man has been released from his bail and without charge.

The investigation has been closed.