Higham: Traffic Officer Assaulted

31 January 2012, 11:16 | Updated: 31 January 2012, 11:29

Police are seeking witnesses after a Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) officer was assaulted in on a slip road on the A14 at Higham in Suffolk.

The incident took place on the Higham eastbound slip road at around 7.40pm on Sunday 29 January 2012.

The 35-year-old female officer was sitting in a marked car when a man approached and verbally abused her before attempting to pull her scarf tightly around her neck. The officer was able to deter the man who then fled the scene.

The suspect is described as white, late thirties, with dark centre-parted hair and a stocky build. He was wearing a dark green fleece with dirty jeans and work boots. He had a metallic hooped earing in his left ear and spoke with a Suffolk accent.

Police are keen to speak to anyone with any information relating to the incident or who believes they may know who the man is. Contact PC Joseph Skippen at Suffolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.