Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 15°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Sudbury: Enquiries continue into report of sexual assault

12:11 26 March 2014

Archant

Police are continuing their enquiries and renewing their appeal for information after receiving a report from a woman that she was sexually assaulted in Sudbury at the weekend.

The woman, who is in her 30s, reported the incident to police on the morning of Monday, March 24, stating that she had been sexually assaulted in the early hours of Saturday, March 22.

The woman had spent the evening of Friday, March 21 out with a friend in Sudbury town and became separated from her friend while at a nightclub in East Street.

After viewing CCTV footage from the club, it is understood the woman left the club at around 2.05am on Saturday.

The victim’s next recollection is waking up in a rural area at around 3am, an area that has been identified as an area along Brundon Lane in Sudbury.

The woman was in a dishevelled state with injuries to her body.

The victim asked for directions back to town from people working at a local business and then it is understood someone may have assisted her in getting back to the East Street area of Sudbury.

A team of officers are working on the case and specialist trained officers have been working with the victim to get a clearer understanding of what happened and when.

Police are keen to trace the person who helped the woman get back into town.

Searches around the area in Brundon Lane are being carried out today by search officers.

Detective Inspector Kevin Hayward from the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team said: “We are gradually piecing together the movements of our victim in the early hours of Saturday, March 22.

“The area around Brundon Lane in Sudbury, which has been identified as the area where she woke up will now be subject to a search to try to help us establish what happened and who was responsible for sexually assaulting her.

“We are very keen to hear from the person who assisted her and brought her back into town. Enquiries are ongoing today and our victim will continue to receive support from our specialist trained officers.

“Incidents such as this are very rare in Suffolk and we would like to reassure people living locally that we are doing everything possible to identify who committed this offence.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting SU/14/537 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

0 comments

Lucy and Sophie Earthroll. Photo: Stephanie Mackentyre.

A Felixstowe mum has spoken of the “absolutely horrible” moment she feared her teenage daughter might have been a victim of the Istanbul airport terrorist attack.

David Ellesmere

Members of Suffolk County Council meet today for a crucial meeting to decide whether regional devolution can go ahead.

Ben Hayford will be appearing on Alan Titchamrsh's Love Your Garden on Tuesday, July 5. Ben is pictured at his home in Stowmarket.

A Suffolk tree surgeon may become something of a TV personality after being invited back on to a primetime series.

Air ambulance. Stock image

A woman was found dead in the Waterfront area of Ipswich this afternoon, police have confirmed

Croydon shop in Tavern Street, Ipswich, in the 1970s

Tavern Street, Ipswich, has always been a main thoroughfare of the town, writes David Kindred.

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge is backing Theresa May as the new Tory leader - and Prime Minister.

As campaigning starts in the race to become the next leader of the Conservative Party – and Prime Minister – MPs in Suffolk are assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates.

Stock image.

A missing man from Woolpit has been found “safe and well”, police have said.

Spectators enjoying a rainy Ipswich Music Day in 2015.

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Christchurch Park this weekend for one of the most celebrated events in Ipswich’s summer calendar.

One of the vintage cars to appear at Heveningham Hall's inaugural Concours d’Elegance

A Suffolk estate has announced a “spectacular” line-up of classic cars to appear at its popular country fair.

MP for Clacton-on-Sea, Douglas Carswell. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The UK Independence Party’s only MP was booed in parliament today when he stood up to ask the prime minister a question.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24