Woman sexually assaulted in her Ipswich home

A man is being sought by police in Suffolk after a woman was sexually assaulted by a man who broke into her home.

Officers were called to an address in Ipswich on Sunday evening where they found a woman in "a distressed state".

A man had entered the property and attacked the middle-aged woman, who managed to fight him off, forcing him to flee.

The woman is being supported by specialist officers.

Det Ch Insp Steve Mattin of Suffolk Police said: "We can now confirm that she was sexually assaulted by an intruder in her house.

"We are extremely keen to identify and arrest him as soon as possible so are appealing for witnesses.

"Furthermore, we would be keen to hear from anyone who knows of someone who may have recent facial and hand injuries."

The assailant is described as white, in his mid-40s, of average build, approximately 5ft 5ins (1.6m).

He smelt of alcohol and may have been wearing a navy-blue fleece and similarly-coloured trousers.

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