Witnesses sought over suspected rape

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POLICE investigating the rape of a woman have arrested a 45-year-old man.

The assault is reported to have taken place overnight on Saturday at a premises in an area towards the northern end of The Steyne, Bognor.

Officers are carrying out enquiries there.

Detective Inspector Jim McKnight said: ‘At this time, we are trying to establish the full circumstances and specialist officers are with the woman who is understandably extremely upset by the incident.

‘I would like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area between the late evening of Saturday and early hours of Sunday.

‘This incident would appear to revolve around a particular set of circumstances and is not believed to be linked to any other matters.’

The 45-year-old man from Bognor was arrested on Monday and was still in custody at lunchtime yesterday.

Anyone with information should contact Sussex Police 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Elgin.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.