Suffolk

Ipswich rapes: Two more arrests over attacks on girls

Two further arrests have been made by police investigating the rape of three 15-year-old girls at a flat in Ipswich.

Police were contacted at just after 03:00 BST on Friday by a friend of one of the victims. The property is being treated as a crime scene.

A 19-year-old was arrested on Friday morning. Police arrested another 19-year-old man that night, and early on Saturday they said they had arrested a 17-year-old boy.

All three are in police custody.

The first man to be arrested is being held on suspicion of rape and possession of a controlled drug.

Further details of the two other arrests are not known.

The girls are being supported by specially-trained officers.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area of Franciscan Way, in the early hours of Friday, to contact the Norfolk and Suffolk major investigation team.

They also want to hear from anyone who might have seen a group of men coming from the direction of St Nicholas House.

A mobile police station will be open at Franciscan Way, until 20:00 BST.

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