Man arrested in connection with serious sexual assault at Nowton Park

A man has been arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault in Bury St Edmunds.

The incident happened at Nowton Park, on Bury Road, yesterday, Sunday, May 29, at some point between 7pm and 8pm.

The victim, aged in her 40s, had arranged to meet a man for the first time. Whilst in the park the male sexually assaulted the victim. The victim is being supported by specially trained police officers.

Officers subsequently made enquiries following the report and earlier this morning arrested a male, aged in his 40s, in the London area on suspicion of attempted rape. He is currently in custody for questioning.

Detectives would like to hear from any witnesses who were in the vicinity of Nowton Park during the times stated above and who may have seen anything that may assist the investigation.

Officers are also keen to speak to a female with shoulder length blonde hair who was walking her spaniel – white with a brown shoulder patch – in the area during the times stated and who may have seen the incident.

Enquiries are on-going and anyone with information is asked to contact the West Safeguarding Investigation Unit, quoting reference: 37/33064/22.

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