E fit of Brighton sex attacker released

Posted On 06 Sep 2016 at 12:11 pm

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a number of reported sexual assaults through touching in Brighton.

op-hudson-editOn Wednesday, 24 August two sixteen-year-old girls were walking in Carden Avenue near Darcey Drive at around 10.45pm when they were approached by a man. He touched them over their clothes before running off.

The suspect was described as being in his twenties, quite short and wearing a grey jumper and black trousers.

In a separate incident, a 20-year-old woman was walking in Preston Drove at around 11.15pm on Thursday, 25 August when a man ran up behind her and touched her before running off.

The suspect was described as white, around 25-years-old, 5ft 9in and of skinny build with brown hair and stubble. He was wearing a cream coloured hoody.

Brighton Police are also linking these assaults to similar incidents on 17 and 22 August.

Detective Constable Melanie Wauchope said: “All of the victims have been left shaken by these assaults and I would ask any witnesses to get in touch.

“Do you recognise this e-fit? Is it you? If you have any information about the man pictured we would also like to hear from you.”

Witnesses can get in touch by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or calling 101 quoting Operation Hudson.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

  1. Eva Stanford Reply

    It is utterly disgusting that your news portal choses to “sex – up” what was clearly a non-consensual sexual assault contributing to the tide of the greying of the clear boundary there should be between consenting “sex” and non consenting #Rape SexUAL violence or abuse.

    This is very clear bias in favour of this perpetrator and alll perpetrators and by trivialising sexual assault is in clear breach of the NUJ Guidelines about trivialising sexual violence.

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