Ipswich: New Appeal Over Rape

Officers investigating a report of a rape, which happened in Ipswich, have carried out anniversary checks one week after the incident took place.

The checks took place between 10pm and midnight last night, Tuesday 26 June along the waterfront in Ipswich.

Officers spoke to all people in the area asking whether they had been in the same place last week and seen anything untoward.

Information received will now be followed up on to see if there is anything, which can help move the investigation forward.

Ipswich Police have carried out a number of enquiries following the report that a 21-year-old woman, who had been at the waterfront on the evening of Tuesday 19 June, became separated from friends and got into a silver three-door hatchback car that she believed to be a taxi.

The occupants of the car, two men, took her to a flat where they gave her a drink and one of them raped her.

The first man, who is alleged to have carried out the assault and was driving the car, is described as of Indian appearance, in his late 20s, 5 foot 5 inches tall, of large build with short black hair with a birthmark on the right side of his face. He was wearing a grey jumper and dark jeans.

The second man is described as white, in his late 20s, 5 foot 8 inches tall and of large build. He was wearing jeans and spoke with a local accent.

She managed to leave and was met by a friend on Warwick Road.

The incident was reported to police the following day and the victim has been given support by specially-trained officers and support workers from the Sexual Assault Referral Centre.

CCTV from the area is being reviewed and forensic work is being conducted as part of the investigation and enquiries which are taking place.

If you were in the area on the evening of Tuesday 19 June and have not yet spoken to police or you believe you may have information which can help with this enquiry please contact DS Darren Bruce at Ipswich CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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