Man released under police investigation following sexual assault in Lowestoft

Police are investigating after a burglary in Three Score, near Bowthorpe. Picture: Archant.

Police are investigating after a burglary in Three Score, near Bowthorpe. Picture: Archant.

A man has been released under police investigation following an allegation of sexual assault in Lowestoft.

The 33-year-old was arrested in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, August 13 after it was reported that a woman had been sexually assaulted on an area of Lowestoft beach.

The 21-year-old woman had met with the man on the evening of Saturday, August 12.

Police were initially called at 12.31am and, having arrived at the scene near to the Hatfield Hotel, the man was identified to police and arrested at 1.45am. He was taken to Great Yarmouth police investigation centre.

Specially trained officers subsequently met with the woman to gain further details about the assault and the scene was the subject of a forensic examination.

The man has now been released pending further enquiries.