Haverhill: Glass attacker forces bleach into woman’s mouth
A WOMAN needed to be seen by a doctor after she was subjected to a nasty attack in a Suffolk street.
The 18-year-old was walking along Leather Lane, in Haverhill, at about 9.45am yesterday, when a man approached her from behind and tugged on her handbag, pulling her backwards against a fence.
The man, who was in his forties, 6ft and of slim build, then produced a shard of glass and pushed it against her neck and stomach, causing small scratch marks. He also took a bottle from a bag and squirted a liquid, believed to be bleach, into her mouth.
He was then disturbed by a noise behind him and the woman managed to run home. She was seen by her doctor but required no further medical attention for her injuries.
The attacker had short dark curly hair and was clean-shaven. He wore a dark blue long-sleeved hooded top, straight blue denim jeans and trainers. He also wore black fleece gloves and carried a blue shopping bag.
You may also want to watch:
Dc Jenny Gant, from Bury St Edmunds CID, said: “This is an unusual assault where we will be making further enquiries to ascertain the full circumstances surrounding the incident. It is important that we hear from anyone who was in the area who may have seen this man.”
Calls in relation to this incident should be made to Dc Jenny Gant at Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
- 1 Suffolk actress Helen McCrory dies following cancer battle
- 2 Frustrated Suffolk farmer returns dumped items to householders
- 3 Matchday Live: Updates as Town travel to The Valley to face Charlton
- 4 'I will be like Demolition Man... there will be a lot of pain' - Cook on his Town squad overhaul
- 5 'It was a tiny step forwards' - Cook on 0-0 draw at Charlton
- 6 Cook discusses Chambers' future after captain dropped at Charlton
- 7 Death of 'loving' Suffolk woman in crash was 'unmitigated tragedy'
- 8 12 villages set to receive some of UK's fastest ever broadband
- 9 Suffolk-born Royal Ballet choreographer Liam Scarlett dies
- 10 Why are 3,500 homes stood empty in Suffolk?