Appeal for six people to come forward as police investigate ‘sexual assault incident’ in Bury

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Police are appealing for six people to come forward as officers investigate a ‘sexual assault incident’ in Bury St Edmunds.

A young woman reported that she had been out on Friday night (October 30), and had woken about 6.50am the next day in bushes off Parkway.

When she awoke she was semi-clothed and was with a man who she didn’t know – described as white, with dark collar length hair, wearing a grey long-sleeve top and dark jeans.

It has been established that the woman woke up in a coppiced area next to the Parkway pelican crossing between the Wilco car park towards Spring Lane and the fire station.

Officers are working to determine exactly what occurred and to trace the man involved.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen a man and woman in the area at about 4am to come forward.

Detectives would urge the man himself to get in touch and are particularly keen to trace six potential witnesses - three women and three men who walked past the area around 4.10am on Saturday, October 31.

The women were wearing dark clothing – one wearing a skirt – and two of the three men were wearing dark clothing, with the third wearing a white shirt.

It’s possible they all knew each other although the women were walking slightly ahead of the men.

If this was you, or if you have any information that may help enquiries into the incident, please call the sexual offences investigation team at Bury St Edmunds by dialling Suffolk Police on 101 and quoting crime number 12551.