Woman sexually assaulted at Latitude Festival

The incident occurred on Saturday evening.

Police are investigating after a woman was subjected to a “serious sexual assault” at Latitude Festival.

The woman was attacked at the festival’s red camping area on Saturday evening between 10-11PM, Suffolk Police confirmed.

Specialist trained officers are working with the victim as initial enquiries into the attack continue.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Suffolk’s Police East Safeguarding Unit in Lowestoft quoting reference 42731/19. Information on the incident can also be submitted here.

This year’s edition of Latitude Festival was headlined by George Ezra, Stereophonics and Lana Del Rey.

In the wake of the incident, police issued the following information to keep festival-goers safe.

  • Stick with your friends and look out for each other.
  • Be careful. Festivals give you the opportunity to meet new friends but going off alone with people who you’ve just met may lead you into situations you don’t want to be in.
  • Remember no means no.
  • There is safety in groups. Set up camp near friends, make friends with your neighbours and learn the layout of the site so you can find what you need – toilets/ stewards, etc., without getting lost. You can always ask staff for help with directions or anything else you may need.

Last year, a study found that 70 per cent of women were concerned about sexual assault at music festivals, and 69 per cent of women were concerned about sexual harassment.