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Chantry rapist: description released

PUBLISHED: 15:17 26 May 2002 | UPDATED: 12:00 03 March 2010

DETECTIVES investigating the rape of a 20-year old woman in Ipswich are now able to release a more detailed description of her attacker.

The woman was attacked in her home in the Pelican Close/Bittern Close area of the Chantry Estate in Ipswich at about 1pm on Friday May 24.

DETECTIVES investigating the rape of a 20-year old woman in Ipswich are now able to release a more detailed description of her attacker.

The woman was attacked in her home in the Pelican Close/Bittern Close area of the Chantry Estate in Ipswich at about 1pm on Friday May 24.

She opened the front door to a man wearing a balaclava, who forced his way into the premises and then raped her.

Following further interviews with the victim, police are able to issue a more detailed description of the man involved.

He is a white male, of medium build and was wearing a dark sweatshirt top and dark-coloured jogging bottoms. He was also wearing a dark balaclava.

Detective Inspector John Quinton, who is leading the investigation, said: "The victim, while still deeply traumatised by this attack, is helping us build a picture of the offender.

"So far, our appeal for information has resulted in a small number of calls from the public offering information.

"I am pleased with the general response so far but am convinced there are more people out there who may have seen something of importance.

"There would have been a lot of people about at this time and I would like to repeat my appeal for anyone who saw a man acting suspiciously in the area between 12 noon and 2pm on Friday (May 24) to come forward."

Police are today continuing with their house-to-house enquiries in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 01473 613500 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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