Ipswich man is second person arrested following alleged Stowmarket rape

Stowmarket Recreation Ground. Picture: MATT REASON

Stowmarket Recreation Ground. Picture: MATT REASON - Credit: Archant

A second person has been arrested following an alleged rape in Stowmarket at the weekend.

A 45-year-old man from Ipswich was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of rape and taken to Bury St Edmunds Investigation Centre for questioning.

The victim – a 19-year-old woman – reported to officers that she was raped around 2am on Easter Sunday in the vicinity of the Recreation Ground.

She is currently being supported by specialist officers as detectives continue their investigation, including forensic and CCTV work.

A 26-year-old man, who was arrested on Sunday night on suspicion of rape, has been released under investigation.

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Detectives are appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of the Recreation Ground between 1.30am and 2.30am on Sunday morning, and who may have any information relating to this incident, to contact them.

Calls should be made to the West Safeguarding Unit at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101, quoting reference 17554/18.

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Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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