Teenager indecently assaulted

POLICE are today investigating a claim that a 13-year-old girl was indecently assaulted in a Suffolk village.The incident happened just after midnight on Sunday, in Acton, along a footpath running adjacent to the primary school.

POLICE are today investigating a claim that a 13-year-old girl was indecently assaulted in a Suffolk village.

The incident happened just after midnight on Sunday, in Acton, along a footpath running adjacent to the primary school.

The victim and her friend were walking along the alleyway and split up to make their way to their respective homes.

As the girl continued along the alleyway, she was grabbed, pulled into a gap between hedging and then indecently assaulted.

A brief struggle ensued, in which the girl was punched in the stomach, before the victim fled. The offender ran towards the Crown Pub.

He is described as white, aged between 14 and 20 and around 5ft 7in tall. He was wearing dark jeans, a dark long-sleeved hooded top and a baseball cap.

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Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Dc Gary Scott at Sudbury Police on 01284 774300 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.