Update: 17-year-old boy bailed after being arrested in connection with the rape of an elderly woman in Felixstowe

Police tape.

Police tape. - Credit: Archant

A 17-year-old arrested in connection with the rape of an elderly woman in Felixstowe has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police were contacted shortly after 2am yesterday by the woman reporting that someone had broken into her flat and sexually assaulted her in the Walton area of the town.

Shortly before 3pm yesterday, a 17-year-old boy from Ipswich was arrested in Felixstowe on suspicion of rape and he was taken in for questioning by detectives at the Police Investigation Centre in Martlesham.

An extension was granted to hold the boy in custody for questioning.

Police remain in the area where the incident took place conducting enquiries and carrying out reassurance patrols.

Specialist trained officers together with partner agencies are working with the victim to ensure she receives the best possible care and attention and is helped through this difficult time.

Anyone who was in the Walton area of Felixstowe in the early hours of Sunday who may have any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.