Man bailed after allegedly breaking into woman’s home in Diss and sexually assaulting her

PUBLISHED: 13:50 22 March 2016 | UPDATED: 14:01 22 March 2016

Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

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A man arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Diss on Saturday night has been bailed by police.

The man, in his 20s, was arrested after a woman said she was sexually assaulted in her home in the east of the town on Saturday.

The woman was in her home when she said a stranger entered the property through an unsecured door and allegedly attacked her.

The woman said that after being physically and sexually assaulted, she managed to fight off the suspect, who she said fled the scene by running out of the back door.

The man was questioned by detectives at the Wymondham police investigation centre in connection with the alleged attack and has been bailed to report to police on May 18.

The incident is said to have happened between 10.30pm and 10.50pm.

The investigating officer, Det Insp Richard Graveling, from Norwich CID, said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area between the times stated on Friday night and may have seen a man acting suspiciously.

“I would like to take this opportunity to remind residents about the importance of home security and to keep doors locked wherever possible.”

Police would not reveal the details of the alleged victim’s age.

Diss mayor Julian Mason said he was shocked to hear what had allegedly happened to the woman but was keen to stress that Diss was a safe place to live.

•Anyone with information should contact Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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