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Ipswich: 21-year-old Mohammed Al Jaf Sarteb Sabir charged with rape of woman in town

PUBLISHED: 16:33 07 March 2014 | UPDATED: 17:01 07 March 2014

Man charged with rape to appear in Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court

Man charged with rape to appear in Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court

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A man has been charged with rape in Ipswich, police have said.

The charge follows the rape of a 27-year-old woman in Cromer Road, Ipswich, at around 8.30pm on Monday.

Mohammed Al Jaf Sarteb Sabir, 21, of Cromer Road, Ipswich, has been charged with rape and is set to appear at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates court tomorrow morning, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

Witham MP Priti Patel faced questions over the prospect of a possible Cabinet return this morning in her first televised interview since quitting over her secret meetings with senior Israeli figures last year.

This is the last week that market traders will operate from Ipswich’s Cornhill for at least a year as work to rebuild the town centre is due to start.

Drivers are being warned they could face delays as roadworks begin at one of Ipswich’s busiest junctions this morning.

The government has still not agreed a deal to end its £50m commitment for the regional fire control “white elephant” in Cambridgeshire – nearly two years after negotiations started.

A police helicopter was involved in a search which continues this morning for a motorist involved in a single-vehicle crash in Suffolk last night.

James Blunt and Plan B have joined this year’s Newmarket Nights line-up.

Police are at the scene of a crash on the A1071 near Hintlesham this evening. Updates here.

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