Police have launched an investigation following an incident which occurred at 6pm involving an 11-year-old girl and man in a wooded area of Bramford Lane, Ipswich.
It is believed the young school girl was walking along a footpath near a recreational ground when she was approached by a man and took into a wooded area he attempted to assault her.
The victim screamed and the offender ran off in the direction of the A14. The victim did not suffer any physical injuries.
The offender is described as a white man, around 5-5’2” tall, wearing a black hooded top, jeans and a black ski mask. He was also wearing plain black Nike trainers.
A cordon was put in place around the area and officers carried out extensive searches, involving local officers, the police helicopter and dog units.
Enquiries are continuing today to establish the full circumstances and officers will be carrying out reassurance patrols in the area.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to contact Ipswich CID on 101 quoting crime number IW/14/2232 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.