Ipswich: E Fit Released After Sex Assault

8 May 2014, 13:10 | Updated: 8 May 2014, 13:16

Police have released an e-fit likeness of a man they want to trace, after a woman reported being sexually assaulted in Ipswich.

She told officers it happened at around 3.30am on Friday 25 April and was reported to police on Saturday 26 April.

A 19 year old girl had been making her way home across Gippeswyk Park off Ancaster Road. As she walked across the park in the direction of Campion Road at the top end, near to the basketball courts, she noticed a man walking towards her.

The man called out to her, asking her where she was going. He then shouted out to her, to come home with him.

The man continued to shout out to her and then came up behind the victim and grabbed her backside with both hands. The victim pushed him away and walked off.

The man followed her again and grabbed her by the arms. The victim struggled and managed to free herself before running off. She sustained scratches to her arm and shoulder.

The offender is described as a white man, around 40 years old, of skinny build and around 6ft tall. He spoke with a foreign accent and wore a burgundy hooded top with the hood up.

Anyone with information relating to this crime, who recognises the man from the e-fit likeness or from the description should contact PC Lee Woodward from Ipswich on 101 quoting IW/14/1327 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.