Man drives car in front of woman in Ipswich's Portman Road after she ignores him

PUBLISHED: 11:14 24 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:36 24 April 2017

Portman Road. Picture: SAM DAWES

Portman Road. Picture: SAM DAWES


A man reportedly drove his car onto the pavement to block the path of a woman after she ignored his attempts to start a conversation with her.

At around 10.50am on Thursday the victim was walking alone in Portman Road, Ipswich, when she noticed a car was driving slowly alongside her.

The man driving the car called out to the woman and tried to talk to her, but she ignored him.

He then pulled his car onto the pathway in front of the woman, before eventually driving off.

No-one was injured as a result of the incident, police said.

The vehicle is described as a silver coloured estate type car in a “scruffy” condition which had a distinctive star-shaped orange coloured sticker on the rear.

The driver is described as a white man in his 50s who was wearing a brightly coloured beanie style hat.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information relating to the driver or the vehicle is asked to contact Suffolk Constabulary on 101 quoting reference 30133/17. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at

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