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Police investigate serious sexual assault in Ipswich street

PUBLISHED: 06:33 23 October 2019 | UPDATED: 10:16 23 October 2019

Wellington Court in Ipswich near where the serious sexual assault is alledged to have taken place. Picture: SARAH LUCY-BROWN

Wellington Court in Ipswich near where the serious sexual assault is alledged to have taken place. Picture: SARAH LUCY-BROWN

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A cordon is in place on an street in Ipswich after police officers were called to a serious sexual assault in the early hours of the morning.

Forensic teams are at the scene in Wellington Street, Ipswich Picture: ARCHANTForensic teams are at the scene in Wellington Street, Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT

Suffolk police were initially called at 3.14am to reports that someone had been seriously sexually assaulted near Wellington Court in Beaufort Street.

Officers arrived on scene and have since cordoned off an area of the street as well as much of a block of flats.

Police tape is in place at the scene Picture: ARCHANTPolice tape is in place at the scene Picture: ARCHANT

Parts of Wellington Street, Little Bramford Lane and Beaufort Street are closed and yellow evidence markers could be seen on the ground.

At least five police cars are on the scene and a forensic officers could be seen taking pictures of the surrounding area.

A police car guards the cordon after a serious sex attack in Ipswich Picture: ARCHANTA police car guards the cordon after a serious sex attack in Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT

The police are also guarding doors to the block of flats in Wellington Court.

Detectives are investigating the assault and say that the cordon will remain in place until that investigation is complete.

Forensic vans are parked up at the scene Picture: ARCHANTForensic vans are parked up at the scene Picture: ARCHANT

Anyone with any information is asked to call the police on 101.

More to follow.

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