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Police launch appeal over teenage rape

PUBLISHED: 09:54 30 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:56 03 March 2010

POLICE are anxious to trace a young man who may be a witness to the rape of a 19-year-old woman in Ipswich.

The woman was attacked after she left Kartouche nightclub at around 12.

POLICE are anxious to trace a young man who may be a witness to the rape of a 19-year-old woman in Ipswich.

The woman was attacked after she left Kartouche nightclub at around 12.20am on Saturday July 28.

She walked down Princes Street before sitting on a bench at the junction with Ranelagh Road where she was approached by the rapist.

He walked along Ranelagh Road with her and they eventually turned left in to Stone Lodge Lane and on to a footpath where he raped her.

Police have now received a statement from a young man who said he walked home from a night out with another man. The man in question is described as white, in his mid-20s, about 5ft 10 and clean-shaven. He had brushed back short dark hair and was wearing a long sleeved dark or navy shirt, not tucked in at the waist, with dark trousers.

He walked with him from the junction of Stone Lodge Lane and Birkfield Drive at around 1.30am. This man has not been traced by police and they are anxious to do so. It is thought the man's name may be Mark.

Detective Superintendent Roy Lambert said: "There are some obvious similarities between the description of the rapist and this man. We know he was in the Birkfield Drive Stone Lodge Lane area at around 1.30pm.

"There could be a perfectly reasonable explanation for this mans presence in the area. If he is not the offender, he could be a witness with valuable information. It is vital this man or anyone who recognises him from the description contacts police immediately."

Anyone with information should call the rape incident room on 10473 613999, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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