Rape investigation at play area

POLICE officers in Ipswich have cordoned off a play area this morning as part of an investigation into an allegation of rape.

POLICE officers in Ipswich have cordoned off a play area this morning as part of an investigation into an allegation of rape.

The play ground in Rendlesham Road is being examined by specialist officers after an 18-year-old female reported being raped by a man in the area at around 9.20pm yesterday.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said the inquiry is in its early stages and officers are due to speak to the woman, who is receiving assistance from specially trained officers this morning.

Anyone who was in the area yesterday evening or has any information relating to the alleged incident should contact Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.