Two women sexually assaulted on Brighton seafront

Posted On 05 Aug 2016 at 2:30 pm

Two women were sexually assaulted on Brighton seafront during a night out.

Sussex Police issued an appeal for witnesses and information this afternoon (Friday 5 August).

The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to a sexual assault in Brighton last week.

“Between midnight and 3am on Tuesday 26 July on the Lower Esplanade in Brighton near to Coalition nightclub, a group of men approached a woman.

“The woman, a 23-year-old, was with other women before she separated from her group of friends and was sexually assaulted by one of the men.

“Her friend, a 22-year-old woman, has also reported being sexually assaulted.

“A 16-year-old boy from Worthing has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and has been bailed until (Monday) 17 October while investigations continue.”

Detective Sergeant Gary Tattersall said: “We are appealing to anyone in the area who saw what happened or has any information which could help us with our investigation to come forward.”

Anyone who can help is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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