Poster appeal in Ipswich sex attack inquiry

Det Ch Insp Nick Bennett with the posters
Image caption Det Ch Insp Nick Bennett said he hoped the posters would encourage witnesses to come forward

Posters have been distributed by police in parts of Ipswich, Suffolk, as they try to identify a man who sexually assaulted a woman in her home.

The man let himself into the woman's home in the Chantry area at 2130 BST on 5 June where the attack took place.

Det Ch Insp Nick Bennett said he hoped the posters would encourage more people to come foward with information.

The attacker is white, aged in his mid-40s, about 5ft 5in, and was wearing a blue fleece and blue trousers.

DCI Bennett said: "I strongly believe that the key to this investigation lies within the local community.

"The victim and myself are seeking help from members of the community to come forward and provide the information, which will help to solve this crime and prevent further offences."

The man may have had scratch marks to his face, arms, or hands, police said.

The victim said in a statement issued through police last week: "I am still very shaken up over what happened and have been suffering from panic attacks.

"It is affecting my life and I'm scared I won't be able to move on from it.

"I think I will only be able to move on when this man has been caught."

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