1 November 2013, 08:06
Today police have been conducting numerous enquiries to try to determine what happened in Granary Road in the town around 7.30pm Wednesday 30 October, after two teenage girls reported seeing a woman being grabbed.
Following further interviews with both girls today police say it appears neither saw the woman being forced to get into a vehicle but both have told officers they saw a man grab the woman, who shouted for help.
Police still need to trace the woman, described as in her early 20s, of slim build, with mousey brown/blonde hair in a ponytail who was wearing a long grey cardigan and the man, described as being of Asian appearance, in his 30s, around 5ft 7ins 5ft 8ins tall, of skinny build, with short dark hair and wearing a black leather bomber-style jacket and black jeans. He appeared to be the driver of a dark coloured vehicle, similar to a Ford Focus in size, and having tinted/blacked out windows at the back.
Extensive enquiries have been carried out over the past 24 hours to locate or identify either of these people, including viewing of CCTV, house to house enquiries, speaking to residents and those who use the road and vehicle checks. A cordon in the area has now been lifted following a forensic examination of the scene.
Police still have no corresponding reports of any missing young women and no one has so far contacted officers to give information about who the woman or man are.
Police are continuing to urge anyone who was in the area around this time yesterday to get in touch as soon as possible, regardless of whether you think you saw anything of use or not. If you think you may be one of the people described, or recognise the descriptions and can provide any information, please get in touch with Suffolk Police immediately by dialling 101.