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Appeal for potential 'key witness' in Elveden attempted sexual assault investigation



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The hunt for a man who attempted to sexually assault a jogger on an Elveden road continues as Suffolk Police say they would now like to hear from a 'key witness' who may be able to help with the investigation.

The incident was along London Road, known locally as the old London Road or the old A11, between 11am and noon on November 9.

The victim of the attack, a young woman, was hit on the head by her attacker who attempted to pull down her leggings, before fleeing the area and leaving her unconscious on the pavement.

A section of London Road in Elveden was closed during the first days of the police investigation into the attempted sexual assault.
A section of London Road in Elveden was closed during the first days of the police investigation into the attempted sexual assault.

The victim was taken to hospital and later discharged.

Officers now would like to talk to a cyclist who rode through the scene seconds before the incident.

The potential witness is described as being 40 to 50 years old, had a grey beard that is more than stubble, but not a full on beard. He was wearing a long sleeved luminous yellow top and a luminous yellow cycling helmet.

Police forensics search the area in Old London Road, Elveden (53446010)
Police forensics search the area in Old London Road, Elveden (53446010)

On November 17, Suffolk Police released an E-fit image showing a likeness of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident - described by officers as white, approximately 5ft 9ins tall, with brown stubble on his face and he was heard speaking with an English accent. He was also wearing a black puffer jacket with the hood up and was seen with a bike.

This investigation has already seen two men, in their 30s, arrested in connection with the attack, both of whom have since been released on bail to return to police in December.

The E-fit image released by Suffolk Police on November 17 of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.
The E-fit image released by Suffolk Police on November 17 of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the major investigation team either by using the online portal or by calling 101 and quoting reference: 37/63186/21.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form.