Man arrested after teenager raped in Sherrington Road Park

Police at the scene of the rape in Sherrington Road, Ipswich.

Police at the scene of the rape in Sherrington Road, Ipswich.

A man from Ipswich was this morning arrested in connection with a rape that occurred in the town.

The incident happened between 10pm and 10.10pm on Wednesday, June 17, in Sherrington Road Park.

A 17-year-old female reported encountering a man at around 9.35pm at the steps leading down to the car park at the rear of Farm Foods off Little Bramford Lane, before being led to Sherrington Road, walking along Chevalier Street and Norwich Road on the way.

The man, who is 39, was arrested on suspicion of rape, and is currently being questioned at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.