New police appeal over rape

DETECTIVES investigating the rape of a teenager in Ipswich are hoping for new information today, one month on from her ordeal.

DETECTIVES investigating the rape of a teenager in Ipswich are hoping for new information today, one month on from her ordeal.

The 18-year-old woman was attacked in the early hours of Saturday, July 19, possibly between midnight and 4am, following a night out when she became separated from her friends in the London Road and West End Road area of town.

She later accepted a lift in a dark-coloured car from three men who spoke broken English and was driven to a couple of locations around Ipswich, one of which was possibly a petrol station, before being taken to a secluded car park where two of the men raped her.

The victim was traumatised by the incident and went home before telling a friend who informed the police.

Hours of CCTV footage has been examined as part of the investigation and has identified the victim as being in West End Road at 11.50pm on Friday, July 18.

Detective Sergeant Carl Fisher from the Major Investigation Team said: “This is the last sighting we currently have of the victim prior to the incident.

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“The footage shows the victim is wearing a light coloured, sleeveless jacket. Were you driving or walking along West End Road at this time?

“Any piece of information, however small and unrelated it may seem, could assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information should call Suffolk police on 01473 613824 or e-mail incident.room@suffolk.pnn.police.uk.

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