Breaking news: Man charged with raping two women in Hastings

A MAN has been charged with raping two women at different locations in Hastings last month.

Paul Akrofi, 31, of Bohemia Road, Hastings, was arrested yesterday (Wednesday) and charged with raping a 36-year-old woman on Hastings beach on September 21.

He was also charged with a further two counts of rape and a sexual offence against a 33-year-old woman on September 26 in Hastings.

Akrofi appeared before Brighton magistrates today (Thursday) and was remanded in custody.

He will appear at Hastings Magistrates Court via videolink on Monday (October 7).

Police are appealing for witnesses to the first alleged offence on September 21, which took place between 2am and 4am, to contact them on 101 quoting Operation Education or email contact.centre@sussex.pnn.police.uk