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Police carry out checks near scene of sex attack

Suffolk Police have been re-checking an area of Bury St Edmunds where a 25-year-old woman reported being sexually assaulted last week.

Police e-fit Credit: Suffolk Police

She was pushed into a wooded area, and suffered a broken wrist during the attack on Shakers Lane. The police have released the above e-fit of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

Detectives are still appealing for three people to come forward who they believe may have information. These include a man, described as white and in his 50s, who was walking a small black dog believed to be called 'Freddie', and two male cyclists.

The suspect is described as being in his late teens, between 5'8" and 5'11" tall, with dark brown hair and dark eyebrows. He was wearing dark coloured tracksuit and told the victim that he was from Romania, although detectives point out that this cannot be confirmed as fact.


Suffolk police appeal for help in missing woman case

Police appeal for help tracing missing Natasha Graveline Credit: Suffolk police

Suffolk police are appealing for help to find a woman who has been missing from her home in Bury St Edmunds since the afternoon of Tuesday 12th May.

34-year-old Natasha Graveline was last seen at her home address in Manning Road at around 4.40pm. She left in car ( a blue ford focus) which has since been found off the B1106 at Brandon.

Natasha is considered to be vulnerable and extensive searches are being carried out to find her.

Anyone who has seen Natasha should call Suffolk police on the 101 number.

Woman sexually assaulted in Bury St Edmund's

Sexual assault in Bury St Edmunds Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk police have begun an investigation into a sexual assault in Bury St Edmunds.

Police were called to Shakers lane at 10.30pm last night after a 25-year old woman approached a member of the public, telling them she'd been assaulted.

The woman says she was followed by a man along Mount Road End and forced into a wooded area, where the sexual assault took place.

The police helicopter and dog united searched the area and a scene cordon is currently in place.

The man is described as:

  • Around 18-years old
  • 5'9" tall
  • Dark brown hair
  • Spoke with Romanian accent
  • Wearing tracksuit bottoms

Anyone with information should call Suffolk police on the 101 number.


Suffolk: Man seriously injured after his BMW crashes into a lorry on the A134

The crash happened on the A134 just north of the A143 junction at Fornham St Martin, near Bury St Edmunds. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been seriously injured after his BMW crashed into a lorry in Suffolk this morning.

It happened on the A134 just north of the A143 junction at Fornham St Martin, near Bury St Edmunds.

The man, who's believed to be in his late 40s, has been taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he's thought to be in a critical condition.

The road has been closed northbound at the A143 junction while an investigation gets underway at the scene.

Bury St Edmunds: RAF regiment stage homecoming parade to mark end of duty in Afghanistan

The parade was staged in Bury St Edmunds. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An RAF regiment staged a homecoming parade in Bury St Edmunds today to mark the end of its tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Number 15 Squadron based at RAF Honington marched from the Abbey Gardens to Charter Square where they were presented with their operational service medals.

Number 15 Squadron marched from the Abbey Gardens to Charter Square. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Number 15 squadron conducted the last British combat patrol in Helmand Province in October.

Eight members of the RAF regiment died while on duty in Afghanistan.

Fixers: Spreading the anti-smoking message

Fixers gives young people a voice.

A Suffolk teenager has launched a campaign aimed at stopping young people taking up smoking.

Toby Jeffrey, who is 16 and from Bury St Edmunds, was appalled to find there were more than 4,000 chemicals in a cigarette - including rat poison.

Nearly 20,000 children in our region will take up smoking this year, according to anti-smoking campaigners.

Toby has enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to reach children with a tough message.

Watch his film below and click here to find out more about Fixers.

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