Police publish clearer pictures of Pavilion Gardens rape suspect

Posted On 15 Jun 2019 at 2:04 pm

Police have published clearer pictures of the man suspected of raping a woman in the Royal Pavilion Gardens in Brighton.

Sussex Police said this morning (Saturday 15 June): “Police have released further images of a man sought in connection with the rape of a woman in Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Gardens.

“The images were captured in the area in the early hours of Saturday 8 June, when the woman was seen running from the gardens following the attack.”

Detective Inspector Duncan Elliott said: “We believe that the man in pictures may have important information and we would ask him or anyone who recognises him to contact us.

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“This was a vicious attack that left the woman with a number of injuries that required hospital treatment. She is now receiving specialist support.

“We are also appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the time, or who may have a home or business with CCTV covering the area around the Pavilion, to get in touch.

“Similarly, anyone driving with a dash cam operating might well have captured something that could be of interest to us.

“Please report online or call 101 quoting Operation Cobalt.”

Sussex Police added: “The woman, who is in her early twenties, was seen running from the gardens in a distressed state at 5.45am, prompting a call from a concerned member of the public.

“She told police that she had been raped by a man in the area of the Indian Gate shortly beforehand.

“The investigation is ongoing.”

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