Crimewatch appeal prompts Brighton sex assault leads

CCTV image of the man sought by police
Image caption The man sought by Sussex Police wore a white trilby-style hat

Police trying to trace a man over a sexual assault in Brighton said they were following a number of leads after an appeal on BBC Crimewatch.

A 26-year-old woman was attacked in Park Street in the Kemp Town area of the city on 22 June.

Images of a suspect were shown on the BBC programme on Thursday and Sussex Police Det Ch Insp Nick Sloan appealed for information.

The force said it had received 10 calls from the public with names for the man.

A spokesman for Sussex Police added: "The response to the appeal has been encouraging, but if anyone else has any information that could help please call us."

The suspect is described as white, between 5ft 6in (1.67m) and 5ft 8in (1.73m) tall and of stocky build. He is said to have spoken with a foreign accent.

He was wearing a white trilby-style hat, black leather jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

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