Girl, 15, rescued by Good Samaritan

POLICE are appealing for information today after a teenager who was assaulted in an Ipswich park was rescued by a Good Samaritan.

POLICE are appealing for information today after a teenager who was assaulted in an Ipswich park was rescued by a Good Samaritan.

The 15-year-old girl had been walking towards Station Street from Cardinal Park when she was approached by a man who grabbed her hand, directing her from Stoke Bridge, pushing her along Burrell Road into Gippeswyk Park at about 10.20pm on Saturday.

The girl and the attacker walked into the park and along the path. The man continued talking to her, grabbing her arm and assaulting her, until they spotted another man walking across from the Gippeswyk Avenue entrance.

At this point the attacker, who is described as white, aged in his late teen to early twenties, around 5ft 8ins, of average build, with short dark brown hair, released her. He was wearing a dark coloured three-quarter length padded hooded Parka-style coat and blue jeans.


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A Good Samaritan then came to her assistance and walked with her until she saw a member of her family who had come to find her.

Police are keen to trace this man who is described as around 5ft 6ins to 5ft 7ins with short dark hair wearing a light coloured top.

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Police are also appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the 15-year-old and the attacker on route or in the park between 10.20pm and 11.50pm.

As the offender was holding her hand throughout much of their time together police are urging anyone who may have been in the area between these times to come forward if they think they may have seen them.

If you have any information please contact Det Sgt Tracey Cracknell at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500.

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