Teenager charged with attempted rape in Bury St Edmunds

The incident happened on Cullum Road in Bury St Edmunds Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The incident happened on Cullum Road in Bury St Edmunds Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: GOOGLE MAPS

A 19-year-old man has been charged after a woman was knocked down and sexually assaulted in Bury St Edmunds.

The attack occurred between 4am and 4.15am on Sunday, June 3 in Cullum Road.

The victim, a 25-year-old woman, was walking back from the town centre when she was pushed into some bushes near a stream and sexually assaulted.

She screamed out for help and members of the public came to her assistance, resulting in the offender running away.

As a result of initial police enquiries a suspect was identified, however he left the United Kingdom the day after the attack took place, prior to coming to the attention of detectives.

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Yesterday, officers from Essex Police stopped a vehicle in Chelmsford and subsequently arrested a man in connection with this incident.

Sinan Mehmedov, of no fixed abode, was transported to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning and has been charged with attempted rape.

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He was remanded in custody and is due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, Thursday September 20.

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