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The woman was at home in Robin Drive, Ipswich when shortly before 9.30pm Sunday 5th June a man unknown to her let himself in and sexually assaulted her.
The man is described as white, aged mid 40s, about 5’5” tall, average build and was wearing a navy blue fleece and navy blue trousers. He smelt of alcohol and tobacco at the time of the incident.
Officers from the South West Ipswich Safer Neighbourhood Team will be distributing the posters throughout the week at key locations on the Chantry estate as part of the investigation.
DCI Nick Bennett from Ipswich CID who is leading the investigation said, “We have received a number of calls from the public in response to our media appeals, and I would like to thank the public for their help so far. I am hopeful that the posters will encourage more people to come forward who may be able to assist with this enquiry.
“I strongly believe that the key to this investigation lies within the local community. The victim and myself are seeking help from members of the community to come forward and provide the information, which will help to solve this crime and prevent further offences.
“We continue to urge anyone who recognises the man from the description, who has seen a man with recent scratch marks to his face, arms, or hands, or who has any information about this incident to contact us without delay.
“All information received will be treated in the strictest confidence and anyone not connected with this incident can be easily eliminated from the enquiry.”
These types of offences are rare in Suffolk and it is only with the support of the public that police can gather sufficient information to solve these types of serious crimes.
Anyone who was in the area around the time this incident occurred or who has any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.