CCTV images released of man sought in connection with Worthing rape

CCTV images released of man sought in connection with Worthing rape
CCTV images released of man sought in connection with Worthing rape

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the rape of a woman on Worthing beach.

The 26-year-old victim was walking home along New Parade, near Splashpoint, around 10.30pm on Sunday, September 8, when she was approached by a man.

Police said he initially asked for directions but then took her onto the seafront and raped her before walking away.

Detective Sergeant Steve Webb, of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit, said:

“We have already had helpful information from local people and our investigation is still very much ongoing.”

The man in the CCTV images is described as being in his early 20s, of Mediterranean appearance, around 5’8” with cropped hair – curly on top and short on the sides.

He is wearing blue jogging bottoms with stripes down the side, and a navy coloured gilet.

DS Webb added:

“If you recognise this man, or if you have any other information that might help, please contact us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Neston.