West Suffolk: Police hunt “Mexican hat” attacker

POLICE are hunting a man wearing a “distinctive” hat who assaulted two women in an alleyway.

The incident happened in High Street, Haverhill, between 2am and 2.20am on Saturday.

The 18 and 19-year old women were walking through the High Street and turned up an alleyway between a bank and an opticians when a man, who they had seen moments before walking along the High Street, approached from behind and pulled their hair.

A police spokeswoman said: “He pushed them against a wall and threatened them. One of the women was able to get free and run into the High Street where she found friends.

“The man then walked off along the High Street with a second man. Neither of the women were hurt.”


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The attacker was white, between 5ft 2in and 5ft 6in tall, of medium-stocky build with stubble and was wearing a black top, blue jeans and a distinctive Mexican-style hat with balls or corks hanging from the brim.

The second man was white, 6ft tall and wore a short-sleeved grey top.

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Police want to speak to anybody in the area at the time or who saw the men in the town centre. Anybody with information should call Dc Maria Allgood at West Suffolk CID on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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