Second youth charged with conspiracy to rape a woman at a property in Ipswich

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Police have said a second youth has been charged with conspiracy to rape a woman at a property in Ipswich.

The 17-year-old from Ipswich is among three male teenagers who now stand accused of sexually assaulting the female.

The trio are alleged to have conspired in the rape of a female aged over 16 between September 1 and October 7.

They are also accused of raping the same woman between September 1 and October 6.

Neither the 17-year-old, or a 16-year-old - who is also from Ipswich and also accused of actual bodily harm - can be identified due to their ages.

However an 18-year-old Trayvond Rankin, of Alderman Road, Ipswich, is the third person to be charged.

He also faces allegations of false imprisonment, actual bodily harm and theft.

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All have had their cases committed to Ipswich Crown Court.

Meanwhile police are still hunting two more young males who are suspected of sexually assaulting the woman.

Officers have said a 20-year-old man has also been arrested as part of the same inquiry on suspicion of a drug offence.

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