Police appeal for witnesses after woman is approached and offered money to perform sex act in Bury St Edmunds

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man approached a woman in Bury St Edmunds and offered her £50 to perform a sex act on him.

The incident, on Friday April 25, occured between 3pm and 3.15pm in and around St Johns Street.

The victim, a woman in her twenties, was sheltering from the rain in the archway on Sergeants Walk when she was approached by a man who tried to engage her in conversation.

Feeling uncomfortable around him, the victim excused herself and starting walking down St Johns Street towards Station Hill.

The offender followed her asking her numerous questions about her work and personal life.

As they approached the entrance to Ipswich Court the man asked the woman if she would perform a sex act on him for £50, at which point the victim told him to leave her alone.

The suspect then walked into Ipswich Court, but when the victim looked back to see where he was he had turned round and was heading back towards St John Street.

On reviewing CCTV evidence, the man was seen to approach four other women between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on the same day and Police are appealing to these women to come forward to assist with their enquiries.

Unfortunately the CCTV does not provide a clear image of the suspect’s face.

The man is described as white, with brown/ginger hair and a ginger beard with a piercing on his face either in his lip or his nose.

He was wearing a fluorescent yellow jacket with a dark hood, jeans, trainers, was carrying a rucksack and spoke with a Suffolk accent.

Anyone with information about this incident, or who believes they may also have been approached by this man, is asked to contact PC Samantha Ostley at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101 quoting reference BU/14/1128, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.