Chichester hospital rape inquiry: man arrested
A man has been arrested after a Sussex hospital patient told staff she had been raped by a healthcare worker.
Sussex Police said the incident was reported to have happened between Wednesday and Thursday by a patient in her 20s at St Richard's Hospital, Chichester.
A 29-year-old Chichester man was being questioned in custody on Friday.
The force said it was receiving full co-operation from Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust.
The NHS trust alerted Sussex Police on Thursday afternoon.
Det Ch Insp Dave Wardley-Wilkins said officers were in the early stages of a full investigation.
"The victim is receiving help and support from specially-trained police officers," he added.
Anyone with information has been urged to contact Sussex Police.