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12 year old girl attacked by gang in broad daylight Suffolk

A 12 year old girl has been assaulted by a gang of three in broad daylight in Lowestoft.

The victim was walking along a footpath between St Margaret’s Road and Church Road on Thursday 25 January at about 9am when she was approached by three males who were wearing black hooded tops and described as drunk.

They grabbed her and then used a broken piece of glass to cause scratches to her face, arms and wrist. She managed to free herself while the gang staggered away. Police are appealing for witnesses.

Suffolk Police to be investigated after man is believed to have frozen to death

East of England Ambulance Service are investigating the case

Police has confirmed it has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct over its handling of an incident where a man allegedly froze to death in Suffolk.

It's believed he was found dead sixteen hours after police were alerted that he had been seen outside a house on Priors Close in Lowestoft.

We can confirm we were called to an incident where the body of a male in his 50s was discovered outside a property on Priors Close in Lowestoft on Thursday 28 December.

A call was also made to police from a member of the public on Wednesday 27 December when concern was raised for the man’s welfare. Suffolk Constabulary can confirm it has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct who will conduct an independent investigation.

– Suffolk Police
Suffolk Police to be investigated after man is thought to have frozen to death

This afternoon the IPOC confirmed what their investigation would be looking at

We have begun an independent investigation following the death of man in Lowestoft on 28 December 2017. The matter was referred to us because previous concerns for the man’s welfare had been raised with Suffolk Police. Our investigation will examine the call handling and police response to these calls.

– IOPC

The East of England Ambulance service is also investigating the case

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