Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 17°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Bury St Edmunds: Woman is approached by man who asks her to perform sex act

09:16 29 April 2014

Man makes "lewd suggestion" to woman in Bury St Edmunds

Man makes "lewd suggestion" to woman in Bury St Edmunds

A woman in Bury St Edmunds has reported being approached by a man who made a “lewd suggestion” to her.

shares

Police in Bury St Edmunds are appealing for witnesses after the incident, which occurred between 3pm and 3.15pm on Friday, April 25 in and around St Johns Street.

The victim, a woman in her early twenties, was sheltering from the rain in the archway on Sergeants Walk when she was approached by a man who tried to engage her in conversation.

Feeling uncomfortable around this man, the victim excused herself and began to walk down St Johns Street towards Station Hill, but the offender followed her asking her numerous questions about her work and personal life.

As they approached the entrance to Ipswich Court the man then asked the woman if she would perform a sex act on him for £50, at which point the victim told him to leave her alone.

The suspect then walked into Ipswich Court, but when the victim looked back to see where he was he had turned round and was heading back towards St John Street.

On reviewing CCTV evidence, the man was seen to approach four other women between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on the same day and Police are appealing to these women to come forward to assist with their enquiries. Unfortunately the CCTV does not provide a clear image of the suspect’s face.

The man is described as white, with brown/ginger hair and a ginger beard, a piercing on his face (either on the lip or the nose). He was wearing a fluorescent yellow jacket with a dark hood, jeans, trainers and was carrying a rucksack. He spoke with a Suffolk accent.

Anyone with information about this incident, or who believes they may also have been approached by this man, is asked to contact Pc Samantha Ostley at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101 quoting reference BU/14/1128, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

shares

1 comment

  • For this piece, why is the EADT showing two police officers who from their uniform insignia appear to be from Norfolk? I know they want to take over Suffolk control rooms, have they now create a coup in BSE?

    Report this comment

    dinosaur detective

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

The number 30 double-decker bus in Tavistock Square in central London. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images/Pool/PA

Ten years ago today terrorists took the lives of 52 people and injured more than 700 others in London.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich.

A man charged with drink-driving, drug-driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police is due to appear in court in Ipswich this morning.

Suffolk Show 2013 Day One
Peter Aldous MP, Dan Poulter MP, Mark Bee Leader of Suffolk County Council, and Annette Thorpe at The Launch of A Better Broadband for Suffolk

Connecting the most remote parts of Suffolk and Norfolk to the internet and phone network must be done together, a Suffolk MP has said.

Richard Gray was one of the 7/7 victims

London will fall silent today in memory of the 52 people killed by the terrorist attacks on July 7, 2005.

The 2014 Party in the Park event in Belle Vue Park in Sudbury.

A marching band, jive dancers and a procession of samba drummers are among the attractions expected to pull in thousands of visitors to a ‘party in the park’ event in west Suffolk this weekend.

Post Office

The branch on High Street will be shut for two weeks and is set for longer opening hours after works.

Damaged bridge at Blunts Hall between Witham and Hatfield Peverel. Picture: Network Rail

Train services in Suffolk and north Essex are being cancelled or delayed for a second morning running due to ongoing emergency bridge repair work.

Bruce Lait with his wife Ildiko, daughter Izabell and son Benjamin

Ten years ago today Ipswich dancers Bruce Lait and Crystal Main escaped with their lives after 7/7 suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer detonated his device at Aldgate.

Crowds enjoyed the sunshine at Ipswich Music Day 2015 in Christchurch Park.
Ashton Jones and The Innerheart Band.

Thousands turned out to support the acts as Ipswich Music Day beat the weather

Ipswich Crown Court

A van driver who jumped three sets of red traffic lights during a three-mile police car chase in the Ipswich area has walked free from court after a judge decided not to lock him up.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages