Newmarket and Mildenhall area - Four teenagers and a man arrested following assaults
Police investigating a number of assaults involving reports of a liquid, thought to be a fruit concentrate/squash, being thrown or squirted in the faces of women in the Newmarket and Mildenhall areas have arrested five males in connection with the incidents.
On Monday 19 August, sometime between 2:45pm and approximately 3:30pm, three assaults took place in the Tesco Extra supermarket car park, Fordham Road in the town. Another incident took place a short time later in the car park of Wickes on Fordham Road and a further incident at the BP Hyperion Garage, Bury Road at around 3:40pm. Police are also investigating a theft of bottles of fruit juice from the BP garage shop immediately prior to the assault taking place.
On Tuesday 20 August at around 9:30am another similar assault was reported at the MacDonald’s restaurant at FiveWays, Barton Mills.
It was reported that offenders were travelling in a white transit van.
The victims were shaken as a result of the incidents and some women experienced pain and stinging in their eyes but were otherwise unharmed.
Yesterday, Tuesday, officers arrested five males, two 18 year-olds and a 17, 19 and 22 year old in connection with the incidents. All were taken to Bury Police Investigation for questioning and then bailed to return to police on 13 September 2019.
Witnesses or any other victims who have not already spoken to Suffolk Police should contact officers quoting crime reference 37/49926/19 via:
Email: [email protected]
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