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The bench and area off St Olaves Road where a woman was attacked with flour and eggs. Picture: Mecha Morton.
The bench and area off St Olaves Road where a woman was attacked with flour and eggs. Picture: Mecha Morton.

Five teenage boys have been charged after a women was pelted with flour and eggs on a Bury St Edmunds estate.

The woman, aged in her 40s, was attacked by a group of teenagers after a row in St Olaves Road on the Howard estate at about 5.30pm on Friday, July 27.

The woman was 'severely distressed' by the incident but was physically unharmed.

Two 15-year-olds, a 16-year-old and two 17-year-old boys have been charged with using threatening or abusive words or behaviour.

The 16-year-old boy has also been charged with possession of cannabis.

All five boys have been bailed and are due to appear at Ipswich Youth Court on November 1.

A 17-year-old, who was questioned under caution in connection with the incident, remains under investigation.

A picture of the incident was shared widely on social media at the time, sparking national media coverage and outrage.