Haverhill assault - E-fit image released

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Update - 14 January 2013

Police are issuing an e-fit of a suspect following an assault on a woman in Haverhill on Monday 7 January.

The 18-year-old woman was walking along Leather Lane in Haverhill at approximately 9.45am on Monday 7 January when a man approached her from behind. The man tugged on her handbag and pulled her backwards against a fence.

Whilst pushed against the fence the man produced a shard of glass and pushed it against her neck and stomach causing small scratch marks. He also took a bottle from a bag and squirted a liquid, believed to be bleach into her mouth.

The man was then disturbed by a noise behind him and the woman managed to run home.

The woman was seen by her doctor but did not require any further medical attention for her injuries.

The man is described as white, aged 40 – 50 years, 6ft tall and of slim build; he had short dark curly hair and was clean-shaven. He wore a dark blue long sleeved hooded top, straight blue denim jeans and trainers. He also wore black fleece gloves and carried a blue shopping bag.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time or who may have any information in relation to the incident.  All calls should be made to Dc Jenny Gant at Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

8 January 2013

Police in Haverhill are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man assaulted a woman with a piece of glass and bleach.

The 18-year-old woman was walking along Leather Lane in Haverhill at approximately 9.45am on Monday 7 January, when a man approached her from behind. The man tugged on her handbag and pulled her backwards against a fence.

Whilst pushed against the fence the man produced a shard of glass and pushed it against her neck and stomach causing small scratch marks. He also took a bottle from a bag and squirted a liquid, believed to be bleach into her mouth.

The man was then disturbed by a noise behind him and the woman managed to run home.

The woman was seen by her doctor but will not be requiring any further medical attention for her injuries.

The man is described as white, aged 40 – 50 years, 6ft tall and of slim build; he had short dark curly hair and was clean-shaven. He wore a dark blue long sleeved hooded top, straight blue denim jeans and trainers. He also wore black fleece gloves and carried a blue shopping bag.

Dc Jenny Gant from Bury St Edmunds CID said: “This is an unusual assault where we will be making further enquiries to ascertain the full circumstances surrounding the incident. It is important that we hear from anyone who was in the area who may have seen this man.”

Calls in relation to this incident should be made to Dc Jenny Gant at Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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