Investigation into alleged sexual assault in Tacket Street car park, Ipswich, finds woman was not attacked

PUBLISHED: 12:12 07 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:09 10 September 2017

The police cordon at Tacket Street car park. Picture: ARCHANT

The police cordon at Tacket Street car park. Picture: ARCHANT


A police investigation into an alleged sexual assault after a woman was found unconscious in a car park in Ipswich town centre has concluded she was not attacked.

Suffolk Constabulary launched a serious sexual assault investigation after a woman was found unconscious Tacket Street car park by a member of the public at around 1.15am on Sunday, September 3.

She had last been seen in the area of Dogs Head Street at around 12.15am that morning.

The woman was helped into Upper Brook Street and the ambulance service was called at 1.20am. She was taken to hospital for treatment.

A large police cordon was put in place in a corner of the car park, near Carr Street, throughout Sunday morning as police investigated the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Today, Suffolk Constabulary said: “Detectives investigating the circumstances surrounding a woman found unconscious in an Ipswich car park at the weekend have concluded that she was not the victim of an assault.

“The woman was unable to recall events of that night, including the period when her whereabouts were unknown. A police investigation commenced due to this and some minor injuries she had.

“Detectives have been working since Sunday morning to understand what had occurred. Following forensic work and extensive CCTV enquires, police and the woman are now satisfied that she was not assaulted.”

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