Man in 70s indecently assaults woman in Ipswich town centre

PUBLISHED: 14:18 10 March 2020 | UPDATED: 18:56 10 March 2020

The incident took place in St Helen's Street. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The incident took place in St Helen's Street. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 70s grabbed a teenagers hand and attempted to pull it towards his groin in Ipswich.

The indecent assault took place on Tuesday, March 3 at 10.30am at a bus stop in St Helen's street.

The woman, aged 19, was at the bus stop when she noticed a male staring at her from one of the other stands.

He then walked over to her whilst continuing to stare at her. As he got close to her he grabbed her left hand and attempted to pull it towards his groin. The victim shrugged away from the grip and ran away towards the direction of the town centre.

The male was described as being in his 70s, around 6ft, bald and wearing glasses. He wore a blue winter coat, green coloured trousers and dark shoes.

The victim did not see where the suspect went after she ran away.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has knowledge of it should contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference: 37/13535/20.

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