Sudbury: Police appeal after double mugging

Man and woman badly injured during robberies in Sudbury town centre

POLICE are appealing for information after two people suffered serious injuries when they were robbed and assaulted in a town centre.

Both remain in hospital today following the attacks, which took place last night in Sudbury.

A 35-year-old man was found collapsed in Newton Road at about 11.20pm with injuries to his face, arms and legs.

A police spokesman said his wallet, phone, watch and tobacco had been stolen by a man last seen running towards King Street.

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Police are linking the assault to an earlier incident which left a 36-year-old woman with facial injuries after she was attacked in Suffolk Square at about 10.30pm.

She was walking along the street when a drunken man of Turkish appearance stopped her and asked for directions before robbing her of her handbag and mobile phone and running off towards North Street.

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Police say they are looking for a 6ft tall man, around 40 years old, wearing a dark bomber or puffa jacket, a black woolly hat and blue jeans.

Anyone who was out in Sudbury town centre last night and has any information should call West Suffolk CID on 01284 774100.

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