Anniversary checks carried out by police investigating Shakers Lane sex assault

Shakers Lane, Bury St Edmunds.

Shakers Lane, Bury St Edmunds. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Police have this evening carried out anniversary checks near where a woman was sexually assault last week.

An e-fit image released by Suffolk police following a sexual assault in Bury St Edmunds.

An e-fit image released by Suffolk police following a sexual assault in Bury St Edmunds. - Credit: Archant

Officers in Bury St Edmunds were in the area around Shakers Lane in the town seven days after a 25-year-old woman reported being attacked.

During the assault she sustained a broken wrist.

Between 8pm and 11pm today officers spoke to people about the incident, which happened at 10.30pm on May 11.

The man suspected of committing the assault is described as being in his late teens, between 5ft 8in and 5ft 11in tall, with dark brown hair and dark eyebrows.


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He was wearing dark tracksuit style clothing and spoke with the victim before the attack when he stated he was from Romania.

While this cannot be confirmed, he is described as having an Eastern European accent and appeared to speak limited English.

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As well as Shakers Lane investigating officers covered the area around St Mary’s cemetery, close to the magistrates’ court, where another two woman reported being approached by a man matching the description of the offender.

As part of its investigations Suffolk Constabulary is continuing to appeal for three people who may have valuable information to come forward.

These include a man, described as white and in his 50s, who was walking a small black dog believed to be called Freddie, close to the cemetery, and two male cyclists who passed the victim around the time she was with the offender.

Anyone who was in the area during the evening or who recognises the e-fit is asked to call the constabulary on 101, quoting crime number BU/15/1448. Calls can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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