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Bury St Edmunds serious sexual assault – man bailed

Police investigating a serious sexual assault in Bury St Edmunds have released a man on bail.

The incident happened at Nowton Park on Bury Road in the town on Sunday 29 May at some point between 7pm and 8pm.

The victim, aged in her 40s, had arranged to meet a man for the first time. Whilst in the park the male sexually assaulted the victim.

Officers subsequently made enquiries following the report and yesterday (Monday 30 May) arrested a male, aged in his 40s, in the London area on suspicion of attempted rape. He has now been released on police bail until 24 June 2022 pending further enquiries

Detectives are still keen to hear from any witnesses who were in the vicinity of Nowton Park during the times stated above and who may have seen anything that may assist the investigation. Officers are also still keen to speak to a female with shoulder length blonde hair who was walking her spaniel – white with a brown shoulder patch - in the area during the times stated and who may have seen the incident.

Enquiries are on-going and anyone with information is asked to contact the West Safeguarding Investigation Unit, quoting reference: 37/33064/22.

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email: [email protected]

Phone – Call 101

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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Police have arrested a man in connection with a serious sexual assault in Bury St Edmunds.

The incident happened at Nowton Park on Bury Road in the town on Sunday 29 May at some point between 7pm and 8pm.

The victim, aged in her 40s, had arranged to meet a man for the first time. Whilst in the park the male sexually assaulted the victim. The victim is being supported by specially trained police officers.

Officers subsequently made enquiries following the report and earlier this morning arrested a male, aged in his 40s, in the London area on suspicion of attempted rape. He is currently in custody for questioning.

Detectives would like to hear from any witnesses who were in the vicinity of Nowton Park during the times stated above and who may have seen anything that may assist the investigation. Officers are also keen to speak to a female with shoulder length blonde hair who was walking her spaniel – white with a brown shoulder patch - in the area during the times stated and who may have seen the incident.

Enquiries are on-going and anyone with information is asked to contact the West Safeguarding Investigation Unit, quoting reference: 37/33064/22.

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email: [email protected]

Phone – Call 101

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org