Witness appeal after man raped on Brighton beach

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was raped by another man on Brighton beach.

The 18-year-old victim was walking east towards Brighton Marina when he was followed and pulled onto the beach near the Volks Railway between 1.30am and 2.30am on Friday (April 14) and raped, say police.

The suspect is described as black, aged in his 40s or 50s, of muscular build, bald and was wearing a black hooded top. He ran off towards the Marina.

Sussex Police say the victim is being supported by specially trained officers.

Detective Sergeant Vickie Maroki said: “We are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen this happening or have any information to get in touch with us.”

Contact police by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or ring 101 quoting Operation Byworth.