Man charged with raping woman in Brighton

Posted On 09 Sep 2019 at 10:22 am

A man is due to appear in court this morning (Monday 9 September) charged with raping a woman on Brighton seafront.

The attack is alleged to have taken place at about 4.30am on Saturday (7 September).

Night club door staff held the suspect after being approached by concerned passers-by, restraining him until the police arrived.

Sussex Police said: “A man had been arrested and charged with raping a woman on Brighton beach in the early hours of Saturday (7 September).

“Police were called to King’s Road Arches at about 4.30am after a man had been restrained by door staff at a night club after witnesses reported a suspected sexual assault of a woman on the beach.

“The 18-year-old victim was taken to hospital and is being supported by specialist officers.

“Ben Abdenour, 28, of Sheepcote Road, Harrow, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday (9 September).”

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