Sussex

Man sought over rape of 21-year-old near Eastbourne Pier

Eastbourne pier from the sky Image copyright BBC news grab
Image caption The 21-year-old woman was alone when she was raped in the early hours

A man is being sought by police after a woman was raped near Eastbourne Pier.

The 21-year-old victim was attacked as she walked along the upper promenade towards the pier at about 02:00 BST on Sunday, Sussex Police said.

The man pulled her on to the lower promenade, just to the east side of the pier, where he raped her.

He was described as being of mixed race or black, medium build, with a bald head or cropped hair. Police said it was an isolated incident.

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