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Police receive report of teenage girl being sexually assaulted in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 15:38 24 June 2016 | UPDATED: 16:37 24 June 2016

Police investiagte alleged sexual assault in Ipswich - file photo

Police investiagte alleged sexual assault in Ipswich - file photo

A teenage girl has been sexually assaulted in Ipswich.

The incident took place at around 1.45pm on Thursday, June 2, in Freehold Road.

The victim was walking towards Cauldwell Hall Road when she became aware of a group of four boys on bicycles on the opposite side of the road.

As she continued walking, one of the boys rode across the road in front of a car, then cycled up behind her and slapped her on the backside.

He then cycled back across the road and spoke with the other boys in the group in a language the victim believed to be eastern European – possibly Romanian.

The victim continued along Freehold Road to the junction with Cauldwell Hall Road, stopping at the pedestrian crossing, where the same boy asked her the time whilst the group circled her.

She then crossed the road and the group went off in the opposite direction.

The suspect is described as aged around 12 to 13 years old, approximately 5ft 3in tall, with blood shot eyes and dark hair swept to one side and short on the sides. He was wearing dark clothing.

Anyone who believes they may have witnessed the incident, or has any information in relation to it, is asked to contact Pc Debbie Tyrrell at the south neighbourhood support team on 101 quoting reference 36704/16, or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

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