Fifth teenager arrested and released on police bail in connection with assault on woman in Bury St Edmunds

Pollice investigating the assault of a woman in Bury St Edmunds have arrested a fifth person in connection with the incident.

The incident occurred at around 5.30pm on Friday, July 27, in St Olaves Road.

The victim, a woman aged in her 40s, was assaulted by a group of teenagers who threw flour and eggs over her after a verbal altercation. The woman was severely distressed by the incident but was physically unharmed.

A fifth person – a 15-year-old boy – was arrested on Sunday, July 29, on suspicion of common assault. He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning and later released on police bail pending further enquiries. The boy must return to police custody in mid-August.

Two 17-year-olds and two 15-year-olds have been arrested in connection with the incident, all on suspicion of common assault. All four have been released on police bail pending further enquiries and will answer police bail in mid-August.

A sixth boy – a 16-year-old – was also questioned under caution. The boy remains under investigation.

Acting Detective Superintendent Barry Byford said: “This is a live investigation and we do not support vigilantism in any way, shape or form. Social media users should remember that sharing names and images, which may later form part of a criminal investigation, can disrupt or jeopardise the case.

“We are satisfied that we have spoken to everyone involved with the incident and we are continuing to support the victim.”

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