Man arrested on suspicion of raping woman in graveyard next to Hove Tesco

A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in Hove.

Detectives have been investigating after a woman was reported to have been raped in the graveyard at St Andrew’s Church, next to the Tesco superstore on Church Road, Hove, late on the afternoon of  October 31, said police.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in Hove

A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in Hove

The 57-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (November 6) and after being interviewed was released on police bail with conditions until December 1 while enquiries continue, said a spokesman.

Detective Sergeant Sophie Tullett of the Brighton Safeguarding Investigations Unit, said: “Our investigation into this isolated incident is continuing and anyone with information can contact us either online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Epping.”