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Reward offered in hunt for rapist

PUBLISHED: 19:50 02 April 2004 | UPDATED: 04:44 02 March 2010

POSTERS will be put up in Ipswich today in a campaign backed by the Evening Star to catch a vicious rapist.

The posters, which carry an e-fit of the attacker, will appear in pubs and shops, and the Evening Star is even offering a £1,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest.

POSTERS will be put up in Ipswich today in a campaign backed by the Evening Star to catch a vicious rapist.

The posters, which carry an e-fit of the attacker, will appear in pubs and shops, and the Evening Star is even offering a £1,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest.

The rape occurred at around 4pm on March 15 when an 18-year-old woman was forced into her own home by a man who was waiting in her driveway in Sidegate Lane, Ipswich.

He then fled towards a lane that runs along the back of the houses in the road.

The girl is not thought to have known her attacker.

Early appeals for information proved disappointing but police say they were flooded with calls after the Evening Star featured an e-fit of the attacker on Wednesday.

Investigating officer detective inspector Graham Moss said: "Beat officers will be putting this poster just about everywhere people congregate in the town in the hopes that everybody will get to see it.

"With a picture and description of the man and now an offer of a reward, I am confident new evidence will come to light. We are appealing to anybody who thinks they may know him to come forward."

Anyone with any information should contact the incident room hotline on 01473 613613, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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