Extra police patrols after boys accosted

POLICE in Stowmarket are to conduct extra patrols around school areas in the town to reassure parents after two teenage boys were accosted by a man.

Elliot Furniss

POLICE in Stowmarket are to conduct extra patrols around school areas in the town to reassure parents after two teenage boys were accosted by a man.

The two 13-year-old boys were walking across the recreation ground between 3.30pm and 3.40pm yesterday afternoon when they were spotted by a man who started to follow them.

The man spoke “inappropriately” to the boys, who ignored him and continued walking along through Tavern Street and Bury Street and into and alleyway.


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The man, who is described as being white, 5ft 10ins tall, in his mid-to-late 30s and with short black hair and stubble, continued to follow the boys, who then ran away.

A police spokesman said: “The Stowmarket Safer Neighbourhood Team will be patrolling in school areas after closing time to provide extra reassurance for parents and children.”

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Any witnesses who saw the suspicious man, who was wearing a red jacket, dark jeans and black trainers, can speak to Pc Denise Peachey at Stowmarket Police Station on 01473 613500 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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