Rape - police issue descriptions

DETECTIVES hunting four men following the rape an Ipswich woman have released descriptions of those they want to speak to.The 19-year-old victim was raped after she spent last Thursday evening at Kartouche Nightclub in Princes Street, Ipswich.

DETECTIVES hunting four men following the rape an Ipswich woman have released descriptions of those they want to speak to.

The 19-year-old victim was raped after she spent last Thursday evening at Kartouche Nightclub in Princes Street, Ipswich.

At around 2.40am last Friday the woman started to walk from the club towards Ipswich Station. Police say an Asian man approached her and engaged her in conversation. A second man joined them and the woman was taken down an alleyway to the car park at the rear of the nightclub.

She was pushed into the back of a vehicle containing two other men and was driven to the area of Downside Close, Ipswich, where she was raped in the vehicle by one of the men.


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All the men are described as being aged in their 20s. The first man, who initially approached the victim, was of Asian appearance, around 5ft 5in tall and of slim build. He had short, dark, spiky hair, a goatee beard and was wearing a black T-shirt, black jeans and white trainers.

The second man was white and was wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt, black shoes and a white baseball cap.

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The third man, who raped the woman, was 5ft 9in tall, of muscular build, with light coloured hair and a spotty complexion. He was wearing a grey jogging suit, white T-shirt and white trainers.

The fourth man was around 6ft tall and of large build. He had dark hair and was wearing blue jeans, black shoes and an orange top. He was the only man who did not speak with a London accent.

Anyone with any information should call DS Duncan Sheppard at Ipswich CID on 01473 383132 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555111.

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