Woman fights off sex attacker in Brighton early this morning

Posted On 12 Dec 2014 at 4:49 pm

A woman fought off a sex attacker in Brighton early this morning (Friday 12 December) when she was jumped while walking home.

The 21-year-old woman was approached by a man as she walked up Dyke Road, just north of the Clock Tower, at about 2.40am.

He spoke to her about a taxi. She then carried on walking. The man then grabbed her and pushed her to the floor near bins opposite St Nicholas Church.

Sussex Police said: “He tried to put his hand down her trousers and top but she managed to force him off and he ran away down Church Street.”

Detective Inspector Julie Wakeford said: “We want to talk to anyone who was in the area between 2.30am and 3am who may have seen either the victim or the offender.

“In particular it is believed that several taxis passed along the route and may have seen something which would be very important to help our investigation.

“The victim was extremely shaken but unhurt and we are giving her specialist support.

“The victim described the man as white, in his early twenties, medium build, brown hair and around 5ft 11in, wearing a red chequered shirt.”

Anyone with information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101.

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