Ipswich churchyard rape probe continues as officers make door-to-door calls and review CCTV

Police are investigating after a woman was raped in the churchyard of St Margaret's Church in Ipswic

Police are investigating after a woman was raped in the churchyard of St Margaret's Church in Ipswich Picture: LAUREN HOCKNEY - Credit: Archant

Police have made door-to-door enquiries and carried out CCTV analysis as part of investigations into the rape of a woman behind a church.

The incident took place just before 9.30pm on Saturday near St Margaret’s Church, Bolton Lane, Ipswich.

A woman in her 30s, was in the churchyard when approached from behind by a man, who pulled her to the ground and raped her, before leaving towards Cobbold Street via the front of the church.

The man is described as having an Eastern European accent, possibly Russian.

Two men arrested in connection with the incident have been released under investigation, while the victim is supported by specially trained officers.

Extensive CCTV, house-to-house and forensic work are being conducted as part of the investigation, and officers are appealing for anyone with information, dash cam, mobile phone or private CCTV footage to call 101 quoting reference 34621/18.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter