Police carry out further investigation one week after man was sexually assaulted in Orford Street, Ipswich

File picture of Norwich Road/Orford Street junction in Ipswich.

File picture of Norwich Road/Orford Street junction in Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault committed in Ipswich last weekend have carried out anniversary checks in the area.

The attack took place at around 2am last Sunday in Orford Street where the victim, a man aged in his 20s, was approached by another man who sexually assaulted him.

The suspect is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, large, with dark hair which was very short at the back and sides and slightly spikey on top. He was wearing dark jeans and a t-shirt and spoke with a local accent.

The victim has been supported by specialist officers as police have continued efforts to identify the offender. This has included forensic work, along with CCTV and house-to-house enquiries in the vicinity of the assault.

Officers spoke to six people between 12.20am and 2.20am today.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and also anyone who may have seen a man matching the above description in the area of Orford Street and Norwich Road.

Detective Inspector Kevin Hayward, of Suffolk’s major investigation team, said: “We are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry as part of this investigation and are grateful to those people who spoke to officers in the early hours of this morning, along with local residents, for their assistance.

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“I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time of the attack and who may have information that could assist us to come forward.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact the major investigation team on 101 quoting reference 34489/16, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.