Police release E-fit of Ipswich teen rapist

POLICE today issued an e-fit likeness of a man they want to trace following an allegation of rape by a 17-year-old girl in Ipswich.

The attack took place at around 7pm on Friday.

The teenager had been out with friends and was walking alone along Landseer Road near to Johnson’s Paint when a dark blue car pulled alongside her.

The man forced her into the car and then drove a short distance to a car park near Ipswich Tyre and Exhaust on the industrial estate on the corner of Landseer Road and Cliff Lane.

He took the victim out of the car, raping her in nearby woodland adjoining Holy Well Road. Afterwards the victim ran on to Cliff Lane and into Oulton Road where she flagged down a member of the public who called the police.

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The male is described as white, aged around 47, of medium build, with a shaved head and was clean-shaven. He was wearing jeans.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Luckett of the Major Investigation Team said: “We would like to reassure people that this type of crime is extremely unusual.

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“Our Major Investigation Team is working closely with officers from Operation Gemini, a team of dedicated investigators who only deal with offences of rape, to ensure our investigation is as thorough as possible.

“If anyone thinks they recognise the male from the e-fit likeness then I urge them to contact police immediately.”

If you think you recognise the man or if you have any information contact the Suffolk and Norfolk Major Investigation Team on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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