Witness appeal after alleged rape in Ipswich town centre

Queen Street, Ipswich.

Queen Street, Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

A teenage girl has reported being threatened and raped in an alleyway in the Queen Street area of Ipswich.

Officers are asking anyone who was in the area at the time of the alleged attack, between 1.45pm and 2.30pm on Saturday, to come forward.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said the teenager had been walking in Ipswich town centre, when she turned a corner and saw two males.

One is described as black, around 5ft – 5ft 3ins tall, of small and skinny build, thought to be aged in his late teens to early 20s, with short black hair, stubble on his chin and wearing a light grey tracksuit, the other with a dark complexion, possibly of Turkish appearance, of medium build and wearing a short black waterproof coat.

One of the two men asked the girl for directions and then asked her to go with them, police said.

They then walked along Princes Street toward King Street where they went into an alleyway in the Queen Street area, where she was threatened and then raped.

She then got up and ran out of the alleyway, and went to meet up with a friend.

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Officers were told about the attack the following day around 7.50pm.

Anyone who can help is asked to call the Dedicated Rape Investigation Unit at Ipswich by calling 101, quoting crime number IC/15/1822.