Reward offered in Brighton beach rape inquiry

CCTV image of Brighton beach rape suspect
Image caption The man was seen walking up West Street towards the clock tower

A reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction after a 19-year-old woman was raped on Brighton beach one year ago.

Police want to trace a man seen on CCTV who was near the scene of the attack on 7 September 2012 within about 20 minutes of it taking place.

The woman, from Kent, told officers she was raped by two men while a third looked on.

Sussex Police and Crimestoppers are each offering £2,500 as a reward.

The CCTV showed the man going into a nightclub at about 22:30 GMT on 6 September, and then leaving the club to walk up West Street and into Duke Street early on 7 September.

He was described as about 5ft 7in (1.7m) tall, in his 20s and of medium build.

He had short dark hair and was wearing a light coloured T-shirt with a large motif on the front, blue jeans, trainers and a baseball cap.

Officers have previously said the victim left the same club in the early hours of 7 September and was attacked on the beach near West Street.

Police said she became separated from her friends after a night out in Brighton.

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