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Ipswich park rape: Arrest after woman attacked near football stadium

Police at Alderman Park
Image caption The recreation ground near Ipswich Town's stadium was cordoned off

A teenager has been arrested after a woman was raped in a park opposite a football stadium.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, was assaulted at Alderman Road Recreation Ground, next to Ipswich Town's Portman Road ground, at 03:40 BST on Thursday.

She said she arranged to meet a man after speaking online and after meeting up he grabbed and raped her.

A 19-year-old Ipswich man, arrested on suspicion of rape, was later released under investigation.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

A large police cordon was put in place around part of the park while officers investigated.

Image caption Police remain at the scene at Alderman Park, Ipswich

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