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Ipswich: Witness appeal after teenager reports being sexually assaulted while she walked through town park

12:38 28 April 2014

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A teenage girl was sexually assaulted while walking through an Ipswich park on her way home at the weekend, police have said.

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Officers are now appealing for information in relation to the incident, which happened at about 3.30am on Friday – it was reported to police on the Saturday.

A 19-year-old woman was walking in Gippeswyk Park, in the direction of Campion Road, near to the basketball courts, when she noticed a man walking towards her.

He asked her where she was going and to come home with him and then came up behind her and grabbed her backside – the victim pushed him away and walked off.

But the man followed her again and grabbed her by the arms. There was a struggle and the 19-year-old freed herself and ran off – she suffered scratches to her arm and shoulder.

The offender is described as a white man, about 40-years-old, of a skinny build and about 6ft. He had a foreign accent and wore a burgundy hooded top with the hood up.

If you have any information in relation to the incident, call Pc Lee Woodward at Ipswich Police on 101, quoting crime reference IW/14/1327. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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