Police investigate assaults link

POLICE are today investigating the possibility that two assaults on teenage boys in Kesgrave are linked.A 15-year-old boy was attacked as he walked along Pilboroughs Walk in the town in the early hours of Sunday - just over two months after a 17-year-old was attacked in the same area.

POLICE are today investigating the possibility that two assaults on teenage boys in Kesgrave are linked.

A 15-year-old boy was attacked as he walked along Pilboroughs Walk in the town in the early hours of Sunday - just over two months after a 17-year-old was attacked in the same area.

Police remain unsure of the motives for both assaults and are looking into the possibility they could be sexuality motivated or that the attacks could have been attempted robberies.

Anne-Marie Breach, spokeswoman for Suffolk police reminded youngsters in the area to exercise common sense when walking home at night.

She said: “It's really about being careful and making sure you plan your route.

“We also want people to contact us immediately if they are involved in anything like this.”

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In the latest incident the schoolboy was walking home from a friend's house via Pilboroughs Walk at about 1am on Sunday when a man stepped out in front of him, grabbed him and assaulted him. The boy fell and bruised his hip but then managed to escape.

The attacker was white, about 5ft 10ins, with a spotty complexion and stubble and was wearing a dark hooded top which had red lining inside the hood and had a long black sports-style holdall with him.

In the previous incident, at midnight on Monday, April 17, a 17-year-old boy was walking in the same area when a man threatened him and dragged him through a hedge. He was threatened but police would not reveal what was said to him.

His attacker was white, in his 30s and of thin build and had thinning brown hair and either a moustache or a goatee beard.

He was about 6ft and was wearing a dark casual jacket and dark trousers

Anyone with information should call Woodbridge CID on 01473 613500.

Have you been attacked in the Pilboroughs Walk area? Contact The Evening Star on: 01473 324788 or e-mail: starnews@eveningstar.co.uk.

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