A 24-year-old woman was subjected to a sex attack after a night out in Brighton before Christmas.
Sussex Police issued an appeal today (Wednesday 17 February) for help tracing the good samaritan who rescued her from a layby and drove her home.
The force said: “Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted following a night out in Brighton.
“The 24-year-old had been drinking with friends in the city and got some food at Buddies, in King’s Road, before she got into a vehicle. She believed this to be a taxi.
“Shortly afterwards, at about 6am on (Saturday) 12 December, she recalls being sexually assaulted by the driver.
“The woman managed to escape from the vehicle and was found in a layby in an unknown location by a man who then drove her home.
“Police are now appealing for this man to come forward to assist with their inquiries.
“The suspect is described as a black man with a wide face and short hair in an afro style. He was wearing a brown or khaki blazer with padded shoulders.
“The car is described as having leather interior with a stereo in the centre and was well lit.
“Anyone seeking to get a taxi is advised to ensure the vehicle is registered before travelling in it.”
The good samaritan is urged to come forward. And anyone with any information that could help solve the case is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.