Man charged with attempted rape of girl in Crawley

A man has been charged with attempted rape after a 17-year-old girl was attacked in West Sussex.

The teenager was walking on The Ridings in Worth, Crawley at just after midnight, when a man got out of a white BMW car and attacked her, Sussex Police said.

A 47-year-old man from Horley in Surrey was arrested three hours later following a police search of the area.

He is due to appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court later.

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