Sussex Police unable to identify Brighton flat rape scene

Image caption Police issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to

Detectives investigating the rape of a teenager who was dragged into a flat have spent months trying to establish where it happened.

Sussex Police said the 19-year-old victim was forced into a flat in Brighton and raped on 24 August.

She gave police a description but officers have been unable to identify the location.

A CCTV image has been issued by the force of a man they want to speak to and a description of the flat.

Officers said the woman was attacked after she had been on a night out.

"We believe the attacker used the fact that the teenager had been drinking to force her into his home and rape her," Det Con Carmelle Kemp said.

"Although it happened several months ago, we hope someone will recognise the descriptions of the inside of the flat or the attacker and be able to tell us who was responsible."

'Pulled into building'

The victim was approached by a man in Kings Road, who talked to her as they walked towards Hove.

He then pulled her into a building near Norfolk Square and attacked her, at about 02:15 BST.

The woman fled from the flat afterwards and called police.

The attacker was described as of Middle Eastern descent with a stocky build and aged between 30 and 40 with short, dark hair.

He was wearing a black T-shirt and three-quarter length trousers with dark shoes.

The flat was described as small, with white walls, a grey or cream carpet, and a desk or bedside table with a train set or train figure on it.

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