Woman raped on street after night out in Brighton

Queen's Park, Brighton Image copyright Google
Image caption The woman was attacked on the pavement close to the park sign

A woman has been raped near the entrance to a park after an evening out in Brighton.

The 26-year-old victim was walking alone in East Drive near Queen's Park between 23:00 on Friday and 00:30 BST on Saturday.

A man approached her near the park entrance opposite Tower Road and attacked her on the pavement close to the park sign, Sussex Police said.

After the assault, the man ran off through the park.

The woman was picked up by a taxi from Freshfield Road and taken to the Whitehawk area of Brighton.

Sussex Police said the suspect had short hair and was wearing a parker-style jacket.

Det Insp Jason Hazzard said the victim was "shaken" and suffered some minor injuries to her face.

"We are appealing to anyone who was in the area of Queen's Park who may have seen or heard anything," he said.

"We would also like to speak to any taxi drivers who may have collected a lone woman from the Freshfield Road area and driven her to Whitehawk."

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