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Arrest in reported Henham sexual assault

Officers investigating a report of a serious sexual assault at the Latitude Festival in Henham have made an arrest.

The incident reportedly occurred in the red camping area between 10pm and 11pm on Saturday 20 July.

A 20 year old male was arrested in Sussex last night (Tuesday 13 August) and questioned in police custody. He was subsequently released under investigation pending further enquiries.

 


 

Previous release I 21 July

Police are investigating a report of a serious sexual assault at the Latitude Festival in Henham.

The incident occurred in the red camping area between 10pm and 11pm last night, Saturday 20 July.

Specialist trained officers are working with the victim as officers undertake initial enquiries into the attack.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the East Safeguarding Unit in Lowestoft quoting reference 42731/19.

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Officers would also like to take this opportunity to remind those attending the festival to think about their personal safety and take the time to read the following advice issued by Suffolk Police ahead of the event:  

•    Stick with your friends and look out for each other. 
   
•    Be careful. Festivals give you the opportunity to meet new friends but going off alone with people who you’ve just met may lead you into situations you don’t want to be in.  
  
•    Remember no means no. 
  
•    There is safety in groups. Set up camp near friends, make friends with your neighbours and learn the layout of the site so you can find what you need – toilets/ stewards, etc., without getting lost. You can always ask staff for help with directions or anything else you may need. 
  
Further safety advice can be found here