Man charged with attempted rape of teenage girl in Sussex

Man seriously ill in hospital after Bexhill street attack.

A man is due to appear in court today (Friday, 31), charged with the attempted rape of a 13-year-old girl in Selsey.

Police said the incident is reported to have taken place in an alleyway between Manor Road and Manor Lane around 8.20am on Wednesday morning (May, 29).

Ewing Gilmour, 20, of no fixed address, was arrested later that evening and later charged with the attempted rape of a child, according to police.

He was remanded in custody, due to appear before Crawley Magistrates’ Court today.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident, and anyone with information is asked to report it online, or call 101, quoting Operation Westhead.