Hunt for sex attack evidence

POLICE investigating a knifepoint sex attack on a woman in Ipswich were today searching the area for clues which may lead to her attacker.Specialist teams were expected to visit the St Helens Street and Milner Street area to look for any evidence which may lead to the assailant.

POLICE investigating a knifepoint sex attack on a woman in Ipswich were today searching the area for clues which may lead to her attacker.

Specialist teams were expected to visit the St Helens Street and Milner Street area to look for any evidence which may lead to the assailant.

A 47-year-old woman was the victim of an attempted rape in the area in the early hours of Sunday morning and has been working with specialist officers in a bid to catch her attacker and his two associates.

The woman was pushed to the ground and suffered cuts to her chest in the attempted attack.

She only released her when she screamed out.

The victim had been walking along St Helens Street, near the Water Lily pub, at about 12.45am on Sunday when three men followed her.

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She walked into Milner Street, heard running behind her, and fell to the ground.

As she tried to get up she was pushed back down by one of the men and he put his hand over her mouth.

Her dress was ripped and her chest cut in the attack.

All three of the men are described as of Easter European appearance.

One is described as 5ft 4in to 5ft 6in, 25-35 and of stocky build.

His hair was dark and slicked back and he wore light-coloured trousers with a dark top and denim-style jacket.

The other men were also 25-35 and wore dark clothing.

Police are hoping anyone in the area at the time of the attack may come forward with information.

The men are reported to have been making a lot of noise and may have attracted attention from passers by.

Police have conducted door to door inquiries in the area.

Anyone with information should call Dc Liz Seager ay Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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