Lancing teen arrested for attempted rape

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A TEENAGER from Lancing has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape following an attack on a 20-year-old woman

The attack, on a woman from London, happened on Brighton seafront in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, 7 December). The boy arrested is 16 years old.

Detective Inspector Jason Tingley from Brighton and Hove CID said: “We received the report from the victim at around 3.15am. Officers were immediately deployed to the area and a suspect was arrested a short while later in the city centre. He remains in custody being questioned by Detectives.

“The victim is very shaken by this frightening attack and is receiving all the care and support that we can offer from specially trained officers.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area between the Digital night club and the West Pier between the hours of 1.45am and 3.00, who may have witnessed the incident, to please contact Sussex Police immediately on 101 quoting serial 90 of 07/12.”