Suffolk

Two men cleared after false Christchurch Park rape claim

Two men arrested in connection with an allegation of rape in Ipswich are to face no further action after police revealed it was a "false claim".

An 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were arrested in February following an alleged attack in Christchurch Park.

Police said a thorough investigation had been carried out.

Det Sgt Andrew Smethurst said: "Having spoken again to the complainant we are satisfied that no such crime has been committed."

Mr Smethurst added: "While this particular incident has turned out to be a false claim we want to reassure members of the public that anyone reporting a rape or sexual assault in Suffolk will receive a full level of support from specially trained officers."

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