Renewed Appeal After Attack

Police investigating the serious sexual assault of a woman after she shared a taxi with a man on a night out say they still need more people to come forward with information.

It's after a woman reported being attacked by a man on Wroxham Road in Ipswich at around 4am on Sunday 17th of July.

Specifically officers would like to speak to anyone who was in Hawk Express between 3:15am and 3:45am or anyone in the area of Old Foundry Road who may have seen the woman or the offender.

The 51-year-old woman was returning home from the town centre and shared a taxi with a man back to the Rivers estate. It is thought both got out of the vehicle and the man then assaulted her in the street.

Detectives are also keen to speak to two women who may have been approached by the man in Great Colman Street at around 3:30am. It is believed that after briefly talking with the women he then walked along Old Foundry Road, past Majors Corner onto Carr Street, before turning around and heading back to Hawk Express.

The man, described as white, aged in his twenties, of medium build and clean-shaven at the time, is then believed to have joined the woman as she entered the taxi.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart McCallum, who is leading the investigation, said:

"We would like to thank everyone who has come forward so far during this investigation. We have had a good response from members of the public but we still require further information. We are particularly interested in speaking to the two women who may have engaged with the offender in the Great Colman Street area.

I would also ask anyone who was a customer at Hawk Express between 3:15am and 3:45am to make contact with the police. Finally, I would like to appeal to the man involved himself to contact us."

Anyone who may have information in relation to this incident should call Ipswich CID on 01473 613500.

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