Ipswich rape suspect bailed by detectives

AN Ipwich man has been released on police bail after a woman claimed she was raped following a night out at a nightclub

A 25-YEAR-old Ipswich rape suspect has been released on police bail, detectives said today.

An investigation began after a woman reported being raped in a car park near Old Foundry Road, Ipswich, early on Saturday.

The man, who was arrested yesterday, must now return to Ipswich police station on December 14.

Police are continuing to appeal for information in relation to this incident.

Detectives want to hear from anyone who may have seen the woman, who is in her 20s, in the town centre, Upper Brook Street or Old Foundry Road between midnight and 9.15am on Saturday, or anyone who took a taxi from Old Foundry Road around the same time.

The woman became separated from a group of friends as she spent time in a nightclub and left on her own.

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A police spokesman said: “She left at around 3am, walking alone to Upper Brook Street where she sat on the pavement outside Sainsbury's.

“She was joined by a group of four males who spoke to her. Three of the males left but one man stayed with her.

“They went to a taxi office on Old Foundry Road and she waited with him in the office for some time. He then took her to a car park nearby where she claims he raped her before running off.

“She was able to get a taxi home around 9.10am.”

Anyone with information about this incident can contact detectives at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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