Brighton sex attack suspect arrested

Posted On 23 Jun 2011 at 6:55 pm

A man has been arrested this afternoon on suspicion of sexually assaulting a Brighton woman as she walked home in the early hours of yesterday (Wednesday 22 June).

The 44-year-old man was arrested this afternoon after police received a tip-off.

The man remains in custody.

He is suspected of attacking a 26-year-old woman in Park Street, Brighton, shortly before 3am yesterday.

The Spearhead

Detective Inspector Mick Jones, of Brighton CID, said: “Shortly before the attack on the woman, she passed a man walking westwards towards Edward Street near the junction with Upper Rock Gardens.

“Police would urge this man to make contact as he may be a witness and hold vital information that may assist this inquiry.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 6070999 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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