Ipswich: Woman Robbed In Christchurch Park

A woman has been robbed of her purse whilst out in Christchurch Park in Ipswich with her two children.

She was approached at around 11am Saturday morning.

The woman, in her 30s, was walking in the park with two children and was near the bowling green when a man walked up to her and told her to hand over her purse. She said no and started screaming but the man ran towards her and attacked her. It is believed he had a knife and the woman sustained a cut to her hand before the offender fled with her purse.

He is initially described as black, with a long face and high forehead, with a three-inch Afro-style haircut, and was wearing a grey jacket and black trousers and headed off towards the war memorial.

The woman was left shocked and the children distressed and they were checked over by ambulance personnel at the scene.

Officers initially closed the park to start the search for the robber and the police helicopter was brought in. Enquiries are continuing to locate the man involved and police are asking anyone who may have seen the incident, the offender in the area or anyone with information about who he is to call Ipswich CID on 101.

Missing Suffolk Schoolgirl Missing Suffolk Schoolgirl

Police are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 15-year-old girl who went missing in the Kesgrave area on Thursday and are renewing their appeal to trace her.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Kat Shoob

10pm - 1am

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Kat Shoob

Stay tuned...

Watch heart TV

  • Now playing: Non-stop hit music

Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart on Twitter