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Appeal after a young woman was raped on Eastbourne Seafront

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after a rape on Eastbourne seafront.

Appeal After A Young Woman Was Raped On Eastbourne Seafront

The incident happened on the beach near the Eastbourne Bandstand in Grand Parade the early hours of October 23.

Appeal After A Young Woman Was Raped On Eastbourne Seafront

A young woman is being supported by specially-trained officers after the incident.

Appeal After A Young Woman Was Raped On Eastbourne Seafront

Now, officers have issued a public appeal, and wish to trace a man who can assist with their enquiries.

Appeal After A Young Woman Was Raped On Eastbourne Seafront

He is described as a white man, believed to be in his 20s, wearing a dark hooded top.

Appeal After A Young Woman Was Raped On Eastbourne Seafront

Detective Inspector Barry Chandler said: “While this is an active investigation we believe that this is an isolated incident.

Appeal After A Young Woman Was Raped On Eastbourne Seafront

“We understand the impact this may have on the local community which is why there will be an increase in high visibility patrols in the area to provide reassurance to local residents.

Appeal After A Young Woman Was Raped On Eastbourne Seafront

“Anyone who was in the area at about midnight or shortly after, or who has information that can assist us is asked to contact us.”

Information can be reported to Sussex Police online or call 101 and quote serial 87 of 23/10.

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