Man admits attempting to rape woman in Bury St Edmunds

Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001
Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001

A man has admitted the attempted rape of a 25-year-old woman in the Shakers Lane area of Bury St Edmunds.

Andu Nedelcu, 20, of Călineşti, Arges County, Romania, appeared before Ipswich Crown Court this afternoon, where he pleaded guilty to attempted rape.

Detectives launched a major investigation following the attack where the young woman was grabbed and dragged into a wooded area, off Shakers Lane, last May.

Nedelcu previously appeared at the court on Friday, March 4 where he pleaded guilty to sexual assault, causing a female to engage in sexual activity and assault in relation to the attack, which was about 10.20pm on Monday, May 11.

A trial was scheduled for July on the attempted rape charge but he has today also pleaded guilty to this offence.

He is now due to be sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday, April 8.