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Girl, 17, assaulted in attempted robbery in west Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 17:15 14 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:15 14 August 2018

The attempted robbery happened along the Yellow Brick Road in Newmaket Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The attempted robbery happened along the Yellow Brick Road in Newmaket Picture: GOOGLE MAPS


A teenage girl was left “very shaken” after being punched in the face during an attempted robbery in Newmarket at the weekend.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident on Sunday, August 12, around 10.50pm on Yellow Brick Road in the town.

Two men on bicycles stopped a 17-year-old girl walking alone along the road and demanded money.

The teenager refused and was then punched in the face by one of the men and forced to the floor where he continued to assault her.

A witness shouted and the two men ran off towards the town centre.

The 17-year-old victim sustained a black eye and bruising was very shaken by the incident.

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity or has information should contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 37/45917/18.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their anonymous online form at

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