Man arrested after woman sexually assaulted in Hove

A man has been arrested after a woman was sexually assaulted in a car in the early hours of this morning.

The woman managed to get out of a Mercedes C Class on Montefiore Road in Hove and phone 999 around 3am yesterday after the attack.

Officials visited the area and located the vehicle in Preston Circus, which initially did not stop.

The driver of the car, a 65-year-old man, was arrested and subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted rape and failing to stop.

The man remains in police custody, the woman is supported by specialist officers.

Initial investigations, particularly into video surveillance in the area, have been completed and officers are appealing for witnesses.

Police are particularly keen to speak to a dog walker who may have helped the victim after the incident.

Any relevant information can be reported to the police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Ashburnham.

Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or by telephone on 0800 555 111. Man arrested after woman sexually assaulted in Hove

Fry Electronics Team

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