Man arrested in rape inquiry

FELIXSTOWE: A man is on bail today after voluntarily walking into Felixstowe police station and telling officers he believed it was alleged he had been involved in the rape of a woman.

The 23-year-old suspect is understood to have gone into the High Road West station yesterday morning.

He was arrested on suspicion of rape before being questioned by officers.

The suspect was interviewed by detectives at Ipswich police station before being released on bail yesterday afternoon, pending further inquiries.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said the man is from the Felixstowe area.

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The inquiry is said to centre round an alleged sex attack at an address in Felixstowe.

The woman who has made the allegation is also said to live in the area.

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Specially-trained rape investigators skilled at interviewing victims of sexual assault have been involved in the inquiry.

Police have been told the incident took place in the early hours of Sunday morning.

It is understood to have occurred after a night out in the town.

The suspect must return to answer bail at Ipswich police station on November 11.

Anne-Marie Breach, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Police, confirmed an arrest had taken place.

She said: “A 23-year-old man from the Felixstowe area has been arrested and spoken to as part of a police investigation into an allegation of rape on a woman.”

Anyone who believes they may have information which could help the police investigation should telephone 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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