Attacker hunted after rape allegation

A SEX attacker is being hunted by detectives today after an allegation of rape by an 18-year-old woman.The incident happened early on February 12, but police said the traumatised victim has only now felt able to inform the police of the details of her ordeal.

A SEX attacker is being hunted by detectives today after an allegation of rape by an 18-year-old woman.

The incident happened early on February 12, but police said the traumatised victim has only now felt able to inform the police of the details of her ordeal.

Following a night out the woman walked out of town along Nacton Road in Ipswich on February 11.

As she approached Holywells High School, a car pulled up next to her and the male driver of the vehicle asked her the time.

She told him the time of 11.30pm, then continued walking.

But she then became aware of the car following her; and began to run but tripped and fell over.

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The driver of the car then pulled her into the vehicle, and drove to Landseer Park where he raped her.

At the end of the ordeal the offender drove away, leaving the woman in the park. She then made her way home.

The man is described as white, of muscular build, aged in his late 30s.

He had a tanned complexion, cropped dark wavy hair and wore a dark shirt and trousers.

The vehicle is described as a small dark-coloured car.

Anyone who was in the area around the time the incident occurred, and can recall seeing someone acting suspiciously, should call acting detective inspector Duncan Sheppard at Ipswich CID on 01473 383133 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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