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Three men arrested after woman raped

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Police have arrested three men after a woman was raped near Bury St Edmunds early yesterday morning. (Sat)

The victim, a 19-year-old woman, reported that at around 3.00am, she was made to get into a taxi by three men outside the Flex nightclub on St Andrew’s Street. She was driven to a property in a rural location between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury where she was then raped. The woman was later able to leave the house on foot and alert police.

A 19-year-old man from Sudbury and a 22-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds have been arrested by police on suspicion of rape. A 26-year-old man from Banbury, Oxfordshire has also been arrested in connection with the incident. All three men have been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where they will be questioned by detectives.

The woman is being supported by specialist trained officers, as detectives continue to make extensive enquiries into the incident, including forensic and CCTV work.