Man arrested after woman sexually assaulted in Preston Park, Brighton


A 59-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested after a woman was sexually assaulted in a park while hailing a taxi.

The incident happened around 4 a.m. on Friday, August 19 in Preston Park, when she was attempting to hail a cab near the Preston Park Avenue intersection.

The woman was approached by a man who grabbed and sexually abused her before fleeing.

Police say they are being assisted by specially trained officers.

The man was questioned and released on bail until September 14 while the investigation continues.

Detective Inspector Laura Hillier-Diamond said: “This was a nasty attack and the victim is very distressed.

“We are asking for witnesses to the incident to come forward, particularly any motorists traveling on the A23 Preston Road at this time who may have dashcam footage that may assist our investigation.

“We have our neighborhood police teams in the area and we encourage anyone with information or concerns to speak to them.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial number 576 dated 08/19. to call Man arrested after woman sexually assaulted in Preston Park, Brighton

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