Forensics At House After Sexual Assault

7 June 2011, 11:18 | Updated: 7 June 2011, 11:21

A police cordon still surrounds a house in which a woman was sexually assaulted.

Police were contacted shortly after 9:30pm on Sunday 5th June by the woman who was reporting that she had been assaulted by an intruder inside her own home on Robin Drive in Ipswich.

Scenes of crime officers were at the property throughout Monday and are beginning to conclude their work there. The scene is expected to remain in place until Wednesday.

A police spokesman said: "We’ve had an extremely good response from the community so far and continue to ask for their assistance. Members of the public have been calling the incident room with information which will help us to eventually identify the offender."

The man is described as white, in his mid-40s, of average build, approximately 5’5 tall and smelt of alcohol at the time. He may have been wearing a navy-blue fleece and similarly-coloured trousers. He also now may be sporting facial and hand injuries.

The woman is now staying with relatives as she recovers from her traumatic ordeal.

Anyone with information in connection with this attack is urged to contact detectives at Ipswich police station on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.