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Police issue picture of rapist

PUBLISHED: 16:00 19 June 2002 | UPDATED: 12:07 03 March 2010

POLICE have issued an e-fit of the masked attacker who raped a woman in her own home in broad daylight on the Chantry Estate.

Police are hoping the picture of the rapist, who forced his way into the 20-year-old's home in the Pelican Close area of the estate, will jog memories.

POLICE have issued an e-fit of the masked attacker who raped a woman in her own home in broad daylight on the Chantry Estate.

Police are hoping the picture of the rapist, who forced his way into the 20-year-old's home in the Pelican Close area of the estate, will jog memories.

The attack took place at 1pm on May 24.

The rapist, who wore a balaclava is believed to have made his escape on foot along Sheldrake Drive past Chantry High School in Mallard Way.

Even though the school has internal CCTV, no cameras would have captured the rapist's escape.

Now in the fourth week of the investigation, dubbed Operation Farr, officers are currently following 80 leads following extensive house to house inquiries.

Leading the hunt for the rapist Detective Inspector John Quinton said: "We have worked with the victim to achieve a description of her attacker.

"We hope the posters will provide us with further information from anyone who may have been in the area on the day of the rape."

The Evening Star recently uncovered a disturbing aspect to the rape that we are unable to print for fear of identifying the victim.

Posters including the e-fit will go up in shops, schools and community centres in and around the Chantry area of Ipswich.

Det Insp Quinton said: "We are pleased with the leads that have been gathered so far during the investigation."

Anyone who has any information regarding the incident should call the incident room on 01473 383000. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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