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LATEST NEWS: Renewed appeal following sexual assault in Bury St Edmunds

Shakers Lane, Bury St Edmunds
Shakers Lane, Bury St Edmunds

Police investigating the sexual assault of a 25-year-old woman in Bury St Edmunds last week have been carrying out anniversary checks in the area this evening.

The woman was assaulted at around 10.30pm on Monday May 11 in a wooded area near Shakers Lane. The attack left her with a fractured wrist.

E-fit of suspect following the sexual assault of a woman in Bury St Edmunds ANL-150514-102445001
E-fit of suspect following the sexual assault of a woman in Bury St Edmunds ANL-150514-102445001

Officers have been talking to people in the area of St Mary’s Cemetery tonight, close to the Magistrates Court, where two other women reported being approached by a man matching the description of the offender, and in Shakers Lane itself.

Police are also appealing for three people to come forward they believe could assist in the investigation.

These include a man, described as white and in his 50s, who was walking a small black dog believed to called ‘Freddie’, close to the cemetery on the evening, and two cyclists who passed the victim around the same time she was with the offender.

Police are continuing the search for the man responsible.

He is described as in his late teens, between 5’8” and 5’11” tall, with dark brown hair and dark eyebrows.

He was wearing dark tracksuit style clothing.

The offender spoke with the victim before the attack and stated that he was from Romania.

While this can’t be confirmed, he is described as having an Eastern European accent and appeared to speak limited English.

Anyone who was in the area during the evening or anyone who recognises the Efit is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting crime number BU/15/1448.

Calls can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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