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Ipswich: Woman escapes from shaven-headed alleyway mugger

09:07 10 August 2014

Police appeal after attempted robbery

Police appeal after attempted robbery

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A woman managed to struggle free from the clutches of a street robber who grabbed her round the throat and demanded she hand over her mobile phone.

Police in Ipswich are appealing for information following the incident, which happened at about 2.30pm on Saturday.

The 29-year-old woman was walking through an alleyway leading to Norwich Road off Sherrington Road, in Ipswich, when she became aware of someone near her.

She was then pushed against a wall by a man who held her around her throat and demanded she hand over her mobile phone. The woman said she didn’t have one and managed to struggle free and run off to seek help.

Police carried out a search with a police dog but the man was not found. He is described as white, 20-30 years old, about 5ft 9in, slim with a shaven head.

He had an Eastern European accent and wore a grey T-shirt with wording in a diagonal pattern across the front and dark jogging bottoms.

If you were in the area and saw a man matching this description, or if you witnessed the incident, call Ipswich CID quoting crime number IW/14/2751 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

11 comments

  • This pic is not the best but I hope it helps to clarify where it happened

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    CJ79

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Some parts of this story are incorrect, I know this because it was my partner that was attacked. :( First: it was the first alleyway on the right hand side of Sherrington Road as you come in from Norwich Road. Its leads to the gardens that back onto Norwich Road. Second: She was not walking down the alleyway, she was passing it as she was walking towards Norwich Road, the attacker was hiding in the entrance of the alleyway waiting for his chance. She is from Central Europe herself, hardworking and honest,she feels horrified that people come into this country and behave like that. She is still very shaken and is reminded of what happened due to red scratches down her throat from when she got away. Sarky- I agree, i'm not sure where the paper get their stories from in the first place but maybe if they were correct at time of print the public may be able to help more.

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    CJ79

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Police Direct, an email info service from Suffolk Police, also had the same description of where the alleyway was and if they don't know, how is the Star or public supposed to.

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    Tolly

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Waspie's wife....I echo comments here. It is unnerving to hear of another crime against a woman. I agree with Pandy about the change in that area and I've been racking my brains as to where this alleyway is, as Sarky Sarge says. I've lived her all my life and I don't like what is happening.

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    waspie

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Now theirs a surprise an Eastern European go to that part of town it's full of them standing on street corners it's like a different world to what ipswich use to be,

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    pandy

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • cctv cameras surely in shops on nowich road have them pointing down the road ....

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    Lee mundy

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Eastern European . my god I hate this town .council people who made this town a gate way for crime hang your heads in shame and lets hope . that one of your family does not meet one of these people. how do they get in so easy

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    Lee mundy

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • As for the "east european" description... this escalating crimewave, especially against women for the past few years is rapidly becoming an epidemic in this town.

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    Sarky Sage

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Shame this paper often gets its facts muddled - there is no alleyway leading from Sherrington road to Norwich road. This doesn't help inform the public. I live in the area and will only be too glad to keep an eye out for this thug but it would help to know accurately where to look.

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    Sarky Sage

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • "He had an Eastern European accent " How great (not!) it is that Ipswich is now so ethnically diverse - I hope the victim recovers and remembers. The perpetrator sounds like a very nasty piece of work and needs locking up and then deported - permanently.

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    Steve Blake

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

  • This paper fails innocent victims by failing to publish my comments.

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    Kevin Smith

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

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