Rape attack CCTV images released
PUBLISHED: 14:10 10 August 2001 | UPDATED: 15:16 03 March 2010
THIS is the moment that a teenage night clubber was lured away to an Ipswich footpath where she was savagely attacked.
THIS is the moment a teenage clubber was lured away to an Ipswich footpath where she was savagely attacked.
The evil rapist and his 19-year-old victim were captured on CCTV
cameras as they walked away from Ipswich railway station.
Although slightly grainy, the picture could be the key to identifying the man who carried out what detectives have described as "a cynical and cold-
It also shows two people seen
walking away from the pair about 30 yards behind the rapist.
The image is one of a set released by police today which are aimed at
helping to track down the attacker who struck almost two weeks ago today.
The image shows the rapist
accompanying his victim (circled) along Ranelagh Road toward Rogers Newsagents.
Another shows the pair shortly before they crossed the road to go under the railway bridge and walked up Birkfield Drive.
Just minutes later they turned down Stone Lodge Lane on to a footpath near Paul's Social Club, where the
victim, a visitor to the town from Colchester, was raped.
Detective Superintendent Roy Lambert, who is leading the
investigation, is hopeful that the
pictures may jog someone's memory.
He said: "The quality of the pictures is not good, but they do show the rapist just minutes before he launched his heartless attack on the innocent victim.
"I am hoping these pictures,
combined with the E-fit likeness, will allow anyone who knows this man to recognise him as the rapist and contact the police.
"This was a cynical and cold-
hearted attack on a young woman whose only mistake was to be too trusting. This man is a menace to all women and it is essential we trace him and take him off the streets as soon as possible."
The attack happened two weeks ago at around 12.40am on Saturday
morning when the teenager left Kartouche nightclub at 12.30am.
She walked to Ipswich railway
station and sat down on the bench where the man approached her.
He lured her to the lonely footpath on the pretext of helping her to find the Copdock interchange where her boyfriend was to collect her.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ipswich Star. Click the link in the orange box above for details.