Rain

Rain

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 13°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Ipswich: Labourer facing six sex assaults has case committed to crown court

08:00 24 May 2014

South East Suffolk Magistrates

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

Archant

A labourer has appeared in court charged with six sex assaults on women in Ipswich.

Krzysztof Bak, of Bransby Gardens, Ipswich, faces allegations spanning a period of just over two months.

The 29 year old appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court yesterday after being arrested on Thursday morning.

Bak, who was wearing a grey sweatshirt and long denim shorts, spoke to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

However, he told the magistrates he would not be entering a plea at this stage.

The allegations Bak is facing are said to have taken place between March 10 and May 19.

All of the charges allege Bak sexually touched women over the age of 16.

Prosecutor Colette Harper asked for the case to be sent to Ipswich Crown Court.

Mrs Harper said: “The Crown say this is not suitable to be dealt with in this jurisdiction.”

The court heard the allegations against Bak took place on March 10, April 23 and April 24. The remaining three charges were said to have involved assaults which occurred on Monday afternoon.

Bak is accused of putting his hand under the women’s skirts.

Aspects of the case were discussed during the hearing. However, these can not be reported due to legal restrictions.

Bak, a Polish national, has been in the UK for nine years and works in the building trade.

An application for bail was made on his behalf by his solicitor Ita Farrelly.

However, Bak was remanded in custody and his case committed to Ipswich Crown Court.

His next hearing is scheduled to take place on June 13.

NUT supporters at a strike rally in Ipswich in 2014

Thousands of teachers are set to strike in Essex and Suffolk next week as part of a national row over pay and conditions.

Sylvia Stuart and her husband Peter Stuart. Photo Diss Express

A judgment on the extradition case against suspected Suffolk double murder suspect Ali Qazimaj is due to be made on Monday next week.

Lt Col John Clark MBE RE, CO 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment cuts the ribbon to open the new skate park at Rock Barracks, helped by Charlie Turner.

A new skate park near Woodbridge has been unveiled as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen links between the community and local armed forces families.

A14 (stock photo)

Three cars collided on the A14 westbound carriageway this morning, near Barrow.

The area of Clacton affected by the order

Residents who persistently beg, sleep in doorways and abuse alcohol could be fined £100 on the spot as part of a crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Clacton launching this week.

New automatic flood warning light installed at The Strood, Mersea Island

A light has been put up along The Strood, linking Mersea Island to the mainland, to stop drivers being caught out by the tide.

Behind the scenes at the Buttermarket in Ipswich. 
Stephen Sugg

Shoppers who claim Ipswich has lost a “pillar” after the Buttermarket’s glass entrance was torn down will be proved wrong when they see the new shopping centre.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24