Update: Police carry out anniversary checks as part of Waterfront rape investigation

DETECTIVES investigating reports of a rape in Ipswich have carried out anniversary checks, a week after the incident took place.

Last night police carried out patrols along Ipswich’s Waterfront between 10pm and midnight in a bid to gather more information.

Officers spoke to people in the area asking whether they had been in the same place last week and seen anything untoward.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said the information received is now being followed up to see if there is anything which can help take the inquiry forward.

In the early hours of last Wednesday police received reports a 21-year-old woman had been raped after becoming separated from her friends while on a night out at the Waterfront.

The victim then got into a silver car she believed was a cab.

The two men took her to a flat and gave her a drink before one of them raped her.

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The first man, who is alleged to have carried out the assault and was driving the car, is described as of Indian appearance, in his late 20s, 5ft 5ins, of large build with short black hair and a birthmark on the right side of his face. He was wearing a grey jumper and dark jeans.

The second man is described as white, in his late 20s, 5ft 8ins and of large build. He was wearing jeans and spoke with a local accent.

After managing to flee the flat, the victim was met by a friend in Warwick Road.

The incident was reported to police the following day and the victim has been given support by specially-trained officers and support workers from the Sexual Assault Referral Centre.

CCTV from the area is being reviewed and forensic work is being conducted as part of the investigation and inquiries which are taking place, the police spokeswoman added.

If you were in the Waterfront area last Tuesday evening or close to Warwick Road in the early hours of Wednesday and have yet to speak to police please contact officers.

Police are also keen to speak to anyone who have any information to contact DS Darren Bruce at Ipswich CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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