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UPDATED: Further arrests after teenagers throw flour and eggs over woman on Bury St Edmunds estate




Police news. (3317838)
Police news. (3317838)

Police have made two further arrests after a group of teenagers threw flour and eggs over a woman on the Howard estate in Bury St Edmunds.

The incident was in St Olaves Road at about 5.30pm yesterday (Friday, July 27) and followed a verbal altercation.

The woman, aged in her 40s, was physically unharmed.

We know this incident may have caused concern and anger both in the local community and online but we would like to reassure everyone that we are tackling the matter robustly and supporting the victim - Inspector Anthony Bridgland

A 17-year-old boy, who was arrested yesterday, remains in custody.

Two other teenagers, both 15-years-old, have now been arrested in connection with the incident and are in police custody.

Inspector Anthony Bridgland said: "This type of behaviour is totally unacceptable and we are treating the matter seriously. We have made three arrests so far and we are continuing to carry out further lines of enquiry.

"We know this incident may have caused concern and anger both in the local community and online but we would like to reassure everyone that we are tackling the matter robustly and supporting the victim."

Anyone with information about this incident or anyone who may have witnessed anything is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101 quoting reference 42206/18 or use the online link by visiting www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.