Police investigate Ipswich rape

POLICE officers investigating an alleged rape of a young woman have issued an urgent appeal for help in finding her attacker.

POLICE officers investigating an alleged rape of a young woman have issued an urgent appeal for help in finding her attacker.

Suffolk police has launched an inquiry after a woman aged 21 told officers she had been raped in Ipswich.

The attack was alleged to have taken place at 10.15pm on April 28 when the woman was walking along Bramford Lane.

She told police she was attacked from behind in an alleyway off Bramford Lane, next to the railway bridge by the junction with Cromer Road.

The victim was traumatised by the attack and she returned home. She did not report the incident until the evening of May 2 and she said she was unable to give a clear picture of her attacker.

A team of officers is following up numerous inquiries.

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Police issued details of the incident on May 3 and Det Insp Alan Seaman, who is heading the investigation, said: ''This inquiry is very much still in the early stages.

''The female has been subjected to a nasty attack and although physically uninjured, she is very shaken.''

He appealed for anyone who was in the area at the time of the attack to call Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 without delay.

Information can also be given in confidence on the Crimestoppers number of 0800 555111.

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