Ipswich: Rapist, 27, facing jail over terrifying street attack

A RAPIST who was caught after his victim telephoned police as he attacked her is today facing a lengthy jail term.

Denisas Boicovas admitted raping the woman twice in east Ipswich as she walked home from a night out.

The 27-year-old, of Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, had originally indicated he would be pleading not guilty to rape but changed his plea during a pre-trial hearing at the town’s crown court.

Boicovas, a charity bag collector, was arrested by police at the scene shortly after committing the assaults.

The rapes occurred at around 3.30am on Sunday, March 26.

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Boicovas and the woman had been in Ipswich separately and it is understood they were unknown to each other before the night of the attacks.

Boicovas was said to have followed the woman along Woodbridge Road before attacking his 30-year-old victim.

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An area outside Ryder Davies and Partners veterinary surgery, near the junction of Woodbridge Road and Nelson Road, was cordoned off while the police inquiry got under way.

The woman was taken to the Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Ipswich, where she was interviewed by specially-trained officers.

Meanwhile, scenes of crime officers scoured the area where the attacks occurred for evidence of what happened.

At the time residents in the area reacted with horror when they discovered what had occurred.

After Boicovas was detained by police he was also charged with the theft of a mobile phone and resisting arrest by a police constable. He is now due to be sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court tomorrow.

He has been remanded in custody since the time of his arrest.

During Boicovas’s first hearing on the charges before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court, his solicitor Andrew Cleal voiced his frustration that he was unable to take instructions from his client relating to a possible bail application as there was no Lithuanian interpreter available.

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