Police hunt after rape allegation
POLICE investigating an allegation of male rape have sealed off public toilets in Ipswich.The victim, a 44-year-old man, is understood to have entered the toilet block in South Street, behind the Hare and Hounds public house, to use the facilities when he was approached by a man who subsequently raped him.
POLICE investigating an allegation of male rape have sealed off public toilets in Ipswich.
The victim, a 44-year-old man, is understood to have entered the toilet block in South Street, behind the Hare and Hounds public house, to use the facilities when he was approached by a man who subsequently raped him.
Officers are due to interview the victim today and therefore the exact details of the incident, which happened between 4 and 4,30pm yesterday, are limited.
Today the front of the public toilets covering both the ladies and gents entrances remain cordoned off by police tape.
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The attacker is described as white, aged in his late 20's, of medium build with short blond hair shaven at the back and sides. He was wearing a red t-shirt.
A resident of the street, who did not wish to be named, said: "The police were outside the toilets until about 10pm last night.
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"I'm not sure what it was about but when people asked the officers, they said they couldn't tell us.
"There were there a long time so it looks like it must be something quite serious. The toilets to attract rather a lot of unsavoury characters."
Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area around the stated time to call Ipswich CID on 01473 383133 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.