Teenage girl attacked

POLICE are appealing for information after a teenage girl was attacked as she walked in a residential area in Ipswich.The incident happened as the 13-year-old girl walked along an alleyway between Kildare Avenue and Wexford Road at 2pm yesterday .

POLICE are appealing for information after a teenage girl was attacked as she walked in a residential area in Ipswich.

The incident happened as the 13-year-old girl walked along an alleyway between Kildare Avenue and Wexford Road at 2pm yesterday .

The victim was grabbed from behind and pushed to the ground by a man. She struggled and managed to break free and then fled to raise the alarm.

Det Sgt Duncan Sheppard, of Ipswich CID, said: "This was obviously a very distressing incident for this teenager, which has left her extremely shocked.

"We are in the process of speaking to her and making enquiries in the area – and I would appeal to anyone with information to get in touch with us."

The man is described as black, about 5ft 8ins tall and aged about 30 years. He was wearing a blue tracksuit.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.