Ipswich: Officers make arrest in Christchurch Park knife attack incident

A man has been arrested following an incident in which a woman was attacked in Christchurch Park.

A man has been arrested following an incident in which a woman was attacked in Christchurch Park. - Credit: Archant

Detectives have arrested a man after a mother-of-two was attacked by a knife-wielding robber at Christchurch Park.

Officers arrested a 21-year-old man, of Cromwell Square, Ipswich on suspicion of robbery in relation to the incident this morning.

The 38-year-old victim was strolling in Christchurch Park with her children when a man suddenly demanded her purse, butted her when she refused to hand it over and then chased her.

The man struck the woman on the back as she ran, and she suffered cuts and bruises in the incident at around 11am on Saturday.

The victim, who asked not to be named, said on Monday the attack left her “terrified” as she thought she was going to be killed.

Police arrested the man at 10.30am today. He is being held for questioning at the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.