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Spot checks on anniversary of rape

PUBLISHED: 03:30 31 May 2002 | UPDATED: 12:01 03 March 2010

POLICE were today carrying out stop checks in the part of Ipswich where a 20-year-old woman was raped a week ago.

The victim was attacked in her own home by a masked attacker, who forced himself into the house in daylight.

POLICE were today carrying out stop checks in the part of Ipswich where a 20-year-old woman was raped a week ago.

The victim was attacked in her own home by a masked attacker, who forced himself into the house in daylight.

The attack happened in the Pelican Close and Bittern Close area of the Chantry estate at around 1pm last Friday.

The woman opened the door to a man wearing a black balaclava, who then raped her. He left the premises through the front door.

The attacker is described as white, of medium build, who was wearing a dark sweatshirt and dark coloured jogging trousers.

Detectives have set up an incident room at Ipswich police station with a dedicated public telephone number 01473 383000.

A mobile police station, which is manned by police officers daily between 12noon and 10pm has been set up on the Chantry estate in Ipswich to enable the public to easily come forward to the police with information.

Between 12noon and 2pm today officers questioned motorists and pedestrians in the Pelican Close/Bittern Close area.

They were asked whether they were in the area exactly a week ago – and whether they can recall anyone acting suspiciously in the area or have any other information.

n. The Evening Star has offered a £1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible for this horrifying attack. Call the incident room on 01473 383000 or Crimestoppers 0800 555111.


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