Teenager sexually assaulted between Falcon Street and Corn Exchange/Crown Street in Ipswich town centre

Police stock image. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Police stock image. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

A woman, aged in her teens, was sexually assaulted by a man who tried to kiss her and put his hands inside her clothing in Ipswich town centre in the early hours of Saturday, police have said.

The teenager pushed the man away and managed to get him to leave. Officers are now appealing for witnesses to help their investigation.

The incident took place between 3am and 4am on Saturday, July 1.

In a statement, Suffolk Constabulary said: “The woman, in her teens, had been walking alone along Falcon Street when she was approached by a man asking for directions. He continued trying to engage in conversation as she walked in the direction of The Corn Exchange and Crown Street and is reported to have attempted to kiss her and put his hands inside her clothing.

“The victim pushed him away and managed to get him to leave.

“The suspect is described as around 18 – 25 years’ old, approximately 6ft in height and of slim build. He has dark hair, which is shaved at the sides, and was wearing black jeans, a dark bomber-style jacket and trainers.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Safeguarding Investigation Unit at Suffolk police on 101 quoting reference 45464/17.”