Women touched inappropriately in Rope Walk and Back Hamlet in Ipswich

Police are investigating. Witnesses and people with information are urged to come forward. Call poli

Police are investigating. Witnesses and people with information are urged to come forward. Call police on 101. - Credit: Lucy taylor

Two women were touched inappropriately in Ipswich over the last week, police have said.

A 29-year-old woman was walking in Back Hamlet near a church when a group of boys approached her at around 8.15pm on Sunday.

As they passed, one of them touched her bottom and they continued to walk down the hill towards the college.

The group is described as five white boys, aged between 11 and 12 years old and were wearing jeans and casual clothing.

In the second incident, which police are linking, an 18-year-old woman was walking in Rope Walk towards a public house when a group of boys approached from Grimwade Street.

As the group passed her, they lifted her skirt and touched her bottom.

The incident took place at around 6.30pm on Monday.

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The group is described as four boys, aged between 10 to 12 years old, the tallest being 5ft 5ins and the shortest being 4ft 9ins.

They all had short dark coloured hair, similar loose clothing – possibly tracksuits – and at least one was wearing a cap.

Police are investigating. Witnesses and people with information are urged to come forward. Call police on 101.

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