CCTV image released as police investigate rape of Horsham woman

CCTV image of a man police want to speak to about the rape of a Horsham woman
CCTV image of a man police want to speak to about the rape of a Horsham woman

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to interview in connection with the rape of a Horsham teenager in Brighton.

Officers said the 18-year-old woman was ‘extremely distressed’ after waking up in a flat in the city on Sunday September 13.

She had been out celebrating a friend’s birthday the previous evening, and was last seen in Coalition nightclub shortly before midnight.

Police said she was in the company of a man described as black, in his 20s, about 6’ tall and of muscular build with very short hair.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said the teenager ‘woke up in a disorientated state, in an unknown flat close to Brighton railway station’.

She then left the flat and made her way home.

Officers today (Wednesday February 3) released the CCTV image above of a man they want to speak to about the incident.

Detective constable Melanie Wauchope said; “We are keen to identify and interview this man.

“We would also still like to trace and speak to a man and a woman who the victim stopped at about 5.30am that morning to ask for directions to the railway station, which was nearby.”

If you know who the man in the picture is, or if you were that couple, contact police via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 309 of 13/09.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-org.uk).

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