Plea over rape victim's missing phone

DETECTIVES investigating the rape of a teenager a week ago have today released images of a mobile phone and earring lost during the attack.

DETECTIVES investigating the rape of a teenager a week ago have today released images of a mobile phone and earring lost during the attack.

Police in Suffolk are hoping the recovery of the Samsung E900 mobile and metal hoop earring will lead to further lines of enquiry and identify where the attack took place.

The rape is believed to have happened in Ipswich in the early hours of Saturday possibly between midnight and 4am.

The 18-year-old victim had become separated from her friends after a night out in the London Road/West End Road area and later accepted a lift in a dark-coloured car from three men who spoke broken English.


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She was driven to a couple of locations around Ipswich, one of which was possibly a petrol station, before being taken to a secluded car park where two of the men raped her.

The victim was traumatised by the incident and went home before telling a friend who informed the police of her ordeal about 4am Saturday morning.

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Detective Chief Inspector Neil Luckett, of the Major Investigation Team, who is leading the investigation, said: “I am hoping that by releasing these images we may get calls to say these items have been found.

“Recovering the items is extremely important to this enquiry, may lead to further lines of enquiry and could help to identify where and when this incident took place.

“Officers are painstakingly going through hours of the town's CCTV but to date no significant leads have come to light. I continue to urge anyone who has any information about this incident to contact Suffolk police.”

Anyone with information can call 01473 613824 or e-mail: incident.room@suffolk.pnn.police.uk .

Calls can also be made to Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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