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Sussex Police issue CCTV appeal after Brighton alleyway attack

CCTV of woman and man
Image caption The victim and a man were pictured talking on CCTV

CCTV images of a man police want to trace after a woman was dragged into an alleyway and assaulted have been released.

The woman was attacked in Dyke Road at about 03:40 GMT on Sunday.

Police have released the images in an attempt to jog the memory of any witnesses a week on from the assault.

The woman screamed and fought with her attacker, which alerted residents, and the man fled when one person banged on a window.

The attacker has been described as of slim or medium build, olive skinned, up to 6ft tall and in his mid to late 20s.

'Asked for directions'

Det Con Jane Walker said: "We have viewed CCTV along the route and see that the victim has spoken with this man in the city centre.

"She's asked for directions and CCTV shows him walking with her at least initially.

"We urgently need to identify this man who may have important information that he can give us."

The woman was dragged into an alleyway that runs between Bliss hairdressing and Seven Dials Osteopathic Clinic.

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