Man arrested after attempted sexual assault in Elveden

Detectives investigating the attempted sexual assault of woman in Elveden have arrested a man in connection with the incident.

The assault occurred at some point between 11am and noon on Tuesday 9 November, along London Road, known locally as the old London Road/ old A11, junction from the A11 southbound towards Elveden Road.

The victim – a young woman – was out jogging along a footpath, where she was approached by male and assaulted. The woman was hit to the head and the male attempted to pull down her leggings. He then left the area in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as male, white, approximately 5ft 9ins tall, had brown stubble on his face and he was heard speaking with an English accent. He was also wearing a black puffer jacket with the hood up and was seen with a bike.

The woman, who was found unconscious and lying on the pavement by a member of the public, was taken via ambulance to hospital, where she was treated and later discharged. The victim continues to be supported by specialist trained officers.

Yesterday, Friday 12 November, police arrested a man in his 30s from Thetford on suspicion of sexual assault. He has been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre and will be questioned by detectives investigating the incident.

Road closures and a scene that were in place in London Road and the nearby area have now been lifted.

Officers from Suffolk and Norfolk Constabularies are working together to trace the offender and provide reassurance to the community. Police would still like to hear from any witnesses who were in the London Road area, particularly between the slip road junction with the A11 southbound and the Elveden Road junction, either walking or cycling between 10am and 1pm on Tuesday 10 November, or any motorists that passed through and have a dashcam fitted in their vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team either by using the online portal: or by calling 101 and quoting reference: 37/63186/21