Man bailed after alleged rape in city alleyway

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POLICE are investigating the rape of a young woman in a city centre at the weekend.

The 25-year-old woman was assaulted in an alleyway connecting East Street and the Little London car park, near to the Ox Market, in Chichester.

Detectives want to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in that area between 10pm and midnight on Saturday.

In particular, they would like to talk to a man and woman walking this route between those times.

A 32-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and released on bail until October 9 while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 or email, quoting serial 99 of 27/7.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.