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Two major police incidents reported in Ipswich parks on the same day

Chantry Park Photo: ITV Anglia

Police cordons could be seen at two of Ipswich's biggest parks yesterday morning.

Police were called out to Chantry Park after a report of a man in the fishing lake at around 8am.

The air ambulance attended and flew the man to Ipswich Hospital and he was pronounced dead at 10am.

Police say the death of the man in his 20s was not suspicious.

It is thought he had a medical attack that caused him to fall into the water.

On the same morning, police were also called to Christchurch Park after a teenage girl was victim to a serious sexual assault.

A spokesperson for Suffolk police said:

“Police are continuing enquiries into a serious sexual assault in Ipswich.

“A woman, aged 17, reported she had been assaulted in the early hours of Sunday 15 September in the Christchurch Park area.

“A cordon that was in place at the scene has now been lifted and investigations continue but it is understood the two parties are known to each other.

“Anyone who has knowledge of the incident is asked to contact police quoting crime reference 37/55654/19.”

– Suffolk police