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Suspect in sex attack flees police

PUBLISHED: 14:48 21 August 2001 | UPDATED: 10:28 03 March 2010

A 17-year-old is on the run today after he fled from police while they were arresting him on suspicion of indecently assaulting a teenaged girl.

The youth ran off when officers called at his home in Haughley to arrest him in connection with a report of a sex attack on a 12-year-old girl.

A 17-year-old is on the run today after he fled from police while they were arresting him on suspicion of indecently assaulting a teenaged girl.

The youth ran off when officers called at his home in Haughley to arrest him in connection with a report of a sex attack on a 12-year-old girl.

Officers scoured the area with dogs to pick up a scent of the runaway following his disappearance but he has not yet been captured.

The alleged indecent assault happened at a property in the village on the outskirts of Stowmarket in the early evening of last Thursday, August 16.

Police called to arrest the 17-year-old on Sunday morning but, after his arrest, he fled from officers.

The hunt for the teenaged suspect was continuing today.

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