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Woman raped near Portman Road stadium after arranging date online

PUBLISHED: 09:23 15 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:56 15 August 2019

Police have cordoned off an area of Alderman Park, in Ipswich  Picture: WILL JEFFORD

Police have cordoned off an area of Alderman Park, in Ipswich Picture: WILL JEFFORD

Will Jefford

A woman in her 20s was subjected to a serious sexual assault in Alderman Park, Ipswich, police have revealed this morning.

A police cordon is in place at Alderman Park in Ipswich opposite Portman Road. Picture: ARCHANTA police cordon is in place at Alderman Park in Ipswich opposite Portman Road. Picture: ARCHANT

The woman, who had arranged to meet a man online, was raped during an attack in the park at approximately 3.40am today. The sexual assault was reported to police at around 4am.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, had been in contact with a man online and arranged to meet him in the park.

After meeting, the woman reports that the man grabbed her before then raping her. The offender then left the area.

The suspect is described as a mixed race man, around 5ft 8ins tall, in his late teens or early 20s, with dark hair, short beard and was wearing a dark coloured jacket.

Suffolk police are yet to confirm the nature of the incident in Alderman Park in Ipswich opposite Portman Road. Picture: ARCHANTSuffolk police are yet to confirm the nature of the incident in Alderman Park in Ipswich opposite Portman Road. Picture: ARCHANT

A police cordon in part of Alderman Park remains in place at this time and officers remain on the scene.

Trained specialist officers and police staff continue to work with the victim whilst extensive enquiries are ongoing in the local area to identify the person responsible.

Anyone with any information, or who may have been in the area at the time, is asked to contact Suffolk Police quoting crime number 37/48768/19 by calling 101 or visiting their website here.

A police cordon is in place at Alderman Park in Ipswich opposite Portman Road. Picture: ARCHANTA police cordon is in place at Alderman Park in Ipswich opposite Portman Road. Picture: ARCHANT

Polcie officers remain on scene at Alderman Park in Ipswich opposite Portman Road. Picture: ARCHANTPolcie officers remain on scene at Alderman Park in Ipswich opposite Portman Road. Picture: ARCHANT

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