Sussex Police appeal after 26-year-old woman raped near Brighton park

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Police have appealed for witnesses after a 26-year-old woman was raped after a night out in Brighton.

A police spokeswoman said a man attacked her on the pavement near the entrance of Queen’s Park opposite Tower Road sometime between 11pm and 12.30am on Friday night (April 8).

The man ran off through the park after her ordeal on the pavement near a park sign. He was described as having short hair and wearing a parker style jacket.

Detective Inspector Jason Hazzard said: “The victim is being supported by specially trained officers. She is shaken and suffered some minor injuries to her face.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area of Queen’s Park last night who may have seen or heard anything. We would also like to speak to any taxi drivers who may have collected a lone woman from the Freshfield Road area and driven her to Whitehawk during the early hours of Saturday (9 April).”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.uk or call 101, quoting Operation Moston. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org)

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