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Rape victim description bid

PUBLISHED: 15:29 18 July 2001 | UPDATED: 10:21 03 March 2010

POLICE investigating the rape of a Suffolk teenager have released a description of the victim in an attempt to jog the memory of people in the area of the attack.

POLICE investigating the rape of a Suffolk teenager today released a description of the victim in an attempt to jog the memory of people in the area of the attack.

The 17-year-old was raped in an alleyway in Bramford shortly after 11pm last Thursday – and police have been disappointed by the public response so far.

The victim had got off a bus near Acton Road in the village and was walking through the alley from the main street to Acton Close when she was attacked.

The victim is just over 5ft tall and was wearing dark clothing including trousers.

After the attack she walked back to the main street, past the Methodist Church and crossed Walnut Tree Close.

She passed the Angel pub and Royal British Legion Club and turned into Ravens Lane before calling on a friend for help.

"I would ask everyone who was in Bramford that night to think back to last Thursday and ask themselves whether they saw this young woman walking through the village," said Detective Superintendent Roy Lambert, who is leading the inquiry.

"We have had a disappointing response to our appeals for information – just six calls so far," he said.

Anyone with any information should contact Stowmarket CID through the police central switchboard on 01473 613500 or call Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.

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