Further checks in Ipswich rape inquiry

POLICE officers investigating a rape in Ipswich have carried out further checks.Last Monday a woman in her 20s was attacked in Murray Road in the early hours of the morning.

POLICE officers investigating a rape in Ipswich have carried out further checks.

Last Monday a woman in her 20s was attacked in Murray Road in the early hours of the morning.

One week on officers were in the area between 1.30am and 4am yesterday talking to pedestrians and motorists to see if they were in the area a week ago and had information which could assist the investigation.

The rape, which happened in a driveway, left the victim traumatised and she went home before telling a friend who then informed the police.


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The woman has been interviewed and she describes the rapist as a white male, aged late forties to early fifties, about 5ft 3inc, of heavy build, with white or grey short receding hair and clean-shaven.

During yesterday morning's anniversary checks police encountered two motorists and one pedestrian, but they had nothing of evidential value to offer the enquiry.

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Detective chief inspector David Cutler, who is leading the investigation, said: “These results were not unexpected due to the time of the alleged incident.

“The anniversary check was essential as there was always a small chance that a key witness could have been found.

“The investigation continues and again, I urge anyone who may have any information to contact Ipswich CID without delay.”

Anyone who was in the area around the time the incident occurred or who has any information in relation to this incident should call Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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