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Woman, 25, sexually assaulted while walking from Bury St Edmunds town centre

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Police are investigating a serious sexual assault on a young woman as she walked from Bury St Edmunds town centre in the early hours of this morning.

The 25-year-old woman was walking in Cullum Road, between 4am and 4.15am, when she was pushed into some bushes near a stream and sexually assaulted.

She screamed for help and two women came to her aid.

The suspect, who ran off, is described as being of mixed race, around 5ft 7in tall, of slim build and with dark hair, which was shaved on the sides and spikey on top.

He was wearing a white hooded top and ripped skinny jeans.

The victim believes he is Eastern European.

Detectives are currently treating this as an isolated incident, but would like to appeal to people to avoid walking home alone in the early hours of the morning and to stay in groups, or arrange to get a lift home or a taxi where possible.

Anyone with information about this attack is asked to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101 quoting reference 30248/18, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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