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Investigation continues in Thetford after sexual assault on 16-year-old girl




An investigation into the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in Thetford last week is continuing with police appealing for information on the incident.

The victim was approached by an unknown man, in a grassed area off Canterbury Way near to a path that runs along the river in the direction of London Road, at around 11.20pm on June 3.

Detective Inspector Richard Weller, said: "We are keen to speak with anyone who may have seen a man matching the description in the area stated, or the local vicinity, including Bridge Street at around 11pm. We know there were quite a few people out in this area at that time who may have seen this man and we urge you to come forward.

The incident happened on June 3, at around 11.20pm
The incident happened on June 3, at around 11.20pm

"We know this type of incident is likely to cause concern within the local community, and as a result officers continue to conduct reassurance patrols in the area. We encourage members of the public to speak with local officers about any concerns they may have. Police continue to support the victim and her family.”

The suspect is described as black, of slim build, approximately 6ft, aged in his late teens or early 20s, with black hair.

His hair is described as short on the sides and long on top, with no facial hair. He is believed to have been wearing black jogging bottoms with a black top and black t-shirt underneath.

If you have any information about the incident, contact Swaffham CID on 101 quoting Operation Hemisphere, or contact Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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