Updated: Forensic tests as Ipswich Waterfront rape investigation enters fifth day

FORENSIC tests are today being carried out as police officers continue to investigate a rape in the town.

A 21-year-old woman was raped in the early hours of Wednesday morning after becoming separated from her friends while out on the town’s Waterfront.

The victim is understood to have got into a car, which she believed was a taxi.

The two men in the car then drove her to a flat in the town before one of the pair sexually assaulted her.

A friend of the victim’s found her in Warwick Road and police officers investigating are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of Devonshire Road, Warwick Road and Alexandra Road in the early hours of last Wednesday.

The assault is believed to have happened between 11.30pm on Tuesday and 3.30am the next morning.

The car driver, who is alleged to have raped the victim, is of Indian appearance, in his late 20s, 5ft 5ins, of large build and had short black hair with a birthmark on the right side of his face. He wore a grey jumper and dark jeans.

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The second man is whie, in his late 20s, 5ft 8ins and of large build. He spoke with a local accent.

Anyone with information should contact Set Sgt Darren Bruce at Ipswich CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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