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Sex assault victim: ‘I can’t remember attack’

POLICE SEARCH: Officers have been conducting searches around an area in Brundon Lane, Sudbury.

POLICE SEARCH: Officers have been conducting searches around an area in Brundon Lane, Sudbury.

Police investigating a sexual assault in Sudbury have carried out a search of an area close to the town’s water meadows.

On Monday morning, a woman in her 30s reported to police that she had been the victim of a sexual assault in the early hours of Saturday.

She told officers she had spent Friday evening with a friend in Sudbury, only to become separated after entering Infinity nightclub in East Street.

The woman says she does not recall what happened next, but remembers waking up in a rural location in a dishevelled state with injuries to her body.

After viewing CCTV footage from the nightclub, police believe the woman left the venue at around 2.05am on Saturday. It is thought she woke up in an area along Brundon Lane an hour later.

The woman then asked for directions back to town from people working at a nearby business and it is understood someone may have helped her get back to East Street. Police are keen to trace this person.

Yesterday, officers carried out a search of an area around Brundon Lane.

Detective Inspector Kevin Hayward, from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk major investigation team, said: “We are gradually piecing together the movements of the victim in the early hours of Saturday.

“The area around Brundon Lane, which has been identified as the area where she woke up, will be subject to a search to try to help us establish what happened and who was responsible for sexually assaulting her.”

Det Insp Hayward said that inquiries were on-going and the victim would continue to receive support from trained officers.

“We would like to reassure people living locally that we are doing everything possible to identify the person who committed this offence,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting SU/14/537.

 

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