Suffolk

Appeal for help with Latitude rape inquiry

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Image caption Police are not linking the two rapes

Police investigating one of two rapes at the Latitude festival in Suffolk have several lines of inquiry but need festival-goers to contact them.

Officers handed out 15,000 flyers at Henham Park in Southwold appealing for information on the attack on a woman, 19, from Norwich, on Thursday night.

She was raped by a group of men after becoming lost on the campsite.

A man is being held in connection with a rape on Friday, which police are not linking to the first attack.

As thousands of people leave Latitude, which ended on Sunday night, police have urged anyone who saw the victim on the site between 2200 and 2230 BST on Thursday to come forward.

Led into woods

The woman, who was wearing denim jeggings, a yellow and white check shirt, a black cardigan and Wellington boots, left her tent in the red area of the campsite to find a toilet.

She lost her bearings and approached a group of young men for directions.

After walking for some distance some of the men left to go in another direction.

The others led the victim into a wooded area where she was raped by at least one of them.

Police are continuing to appeal for any members of this group to come forward and are asking anyone with information about who they are to get in touch with officers as soon as possible.

Det Ch Insp David Cutler said: "We are particularly keen to trace a man described as being of muscular build with a shaved head who was among those who left the group as he may have important information that can help the inquiry."

One of the men is described as white with dark curly hair, about 5ft 7in (1.70m), of medium build, possibly in his 20s and with a London accent.

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