Update: Man arrested following reports of rape in early hours of Saturday morning in Hadleigh

Suffolk police cordon at Grays Fish and Chips in Hadleigh

Suffolk police cordon at Grays Fish and Chips in Hadleigh - Credit: Su Anderson

Police have a arrested a man after a woman reported being raped in the early hours of Saturday morning in a car park in Hadleigh.

Suffolk police cordon at Grays Fish and Chips in Hadleigh

Suffolk police cordon at Grays Fish and Chips in Hadleigh - Credit: Su Anderson

A police cordon is currently in place at the car park behind Gray’s chip shop in Angel Street, following the rape of a 46-year-old woman at around 12.30am on Saturday.

Police were alerted shortly afterwards, and worked with the victim to obtain a fuller account of the incident.

Yesterday evening a 43-year-old man from Hadleigh was arrested on suspicion of rape and taken to Bury St Edmunds police investigation centre for interviewing, and released on bail this morning to return on May 6.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.


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Police are already investigating the rape of a teenage girl in Hadleigh on Sunday, March 15, although it is not believed the two incidents are linked.

They received a report that a girl had been raped as she was walking in Tayler Road near the junction with Yeoman Way at about 9.30pm on March 15.

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The man police wish to speak to in connection with that incident is described as white, aged in his early 20s, of medium build, clean shaven, around 5ft 7in tall, and wearing dark blue jeans and a black Adidas hoody with the hood up.

The hood is described as having two black cords hanging down, and the top had three white stripes down both arms and a white Adidas motif on the right chest area.

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