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Teenager jailed for raping woman in Ipswich

Reece Davies
Image caption Reece Davies admitted rape when he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court

A teenager has been jailed for the rape of a 51-year-old woman in Ipswich.

Reece Davies, 19, of Star Lane in Ipswich, pleaded guilty to rape at the town's Crown Court.

The attack happened in Wroxham Road early on 17 July after the victim shared a taxi with Davies and he assaulted her in the street.

He was jailed for five-and-a-half years for rape and 12 months for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, to run concurrently.

Det Ch Insp Stuart McCallum said: "This was an extremely traumatic ordeal for the victim who was subjected to a callous attack.

"The viewing of CCTV to help secure this outcome was vital in our investigation, and this result demonstrates what a useful tool CCTV can be, assisting police to solve this and many other different types of crime."

Davies was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register indefinitely.

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