Man released in rape inquiry

POLICE have questioned a 21-year-old man after reports of a male rape in Ipswich over the weekend.

A 21-year-old man was arrested by the police on Saturday and questioned about the alleged rape before being released on bail to report back to the police station in August.

The alleged incident happened on Alderman Road recreation ground near Portman Road football stadium during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Residents said a large number of detectives and scenes of crime officers were on the recreation ground early on Saturday, but by mid-morning there was no indication that anything unusual had happened there.

The victim of the alleged assault, himself in his early 20s, reported it to the police early on Saturday and the arrest was made soon after.

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