Suffolk

Ipswich car park rape: Teenager arrested

Old Cattle Market/Silent Street junction, Ipswich
Image caption The woman said she had walked into Silent Street from Old Cattle Market, which features many bars and is one of the hubs of Ipswich's night-time economy

A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the rape of a young woman in a car park.

The 18-year-old victim was grabbed from behind and dragged into a car park as she walked along Silent Street, Ipswich at about 03:00 BST on 20 July.

Another man, aged 45, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of assisting an offender and a separate, unconnected, offence of driving whilst disqualified.

Both men remain in police custody for questioning.

Officers are still appealing for any witnesses to come forward, especially anyone who may have seen a woman walking from Old Cattle Market towards Silent Street between 02:00 and 04:00 BST on 20 July.

Any drivers who were on nearby roads at the time are also urged to contact Suffolk Police.

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