A young woman who was raped in a multi-storey car park was at the centre of a major police investigation today.
The 19-year-old was ambushed and put through an ordeal sometime between midnight and 3am on Sunday.
Detectives said that it was believed the rapist – a white man aged between 20 and 30 years – had previously been in a nearby nightclub although it was not clear whether the victim was also at the club.
The rape happened in the Guildbourne multi-storey car park in Chatsworth Road, Worthing, West Sussex and police today appealed for a man seen nearby to contact them as a witness.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Officers are appealing for witnesses after a woman was raped in Worthing in the early hours of Sunday morning. The incident took place at some point between midnight and 3am in the Guildbourne multi-storey car park in Chatsworth Road.
“The victim, a 19-year-old woman, said she did not know the suspect, who is described as a white man, aged around 20 to 30 years, with dark hair.
“Police would also like to speak to another man, described as being white and with two tribal band tattoos around one of his forearms, who may be able to help with their enquiries.
“Both men were understood to have been in Jungle nightclub in Chatsworth Road on the night of the incident.
“Anybody who witnessed anything suspicious or has any information which could help with the investigation can report it online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Mind.”
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