Police investigating reports of rape

A bus stop in Beaconsfield Road, Hastings, where a woman was reportedly raped SUS-171003-113501001
A bus stop in Beaconsfield Road, Hastings, where a woman was reportedly raped SUS-171003-113501001
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A woman was raped in the early hours of this morning (Friday, March 10).

The victim, a 24-year-old local woman, was walking home from the town centre when she was assaulted at around 3.20am.

The 24-year-old woman was walking home from the town centre when she was attacked, police said SUS-171003-113517001

The 24-year-old woman was walking home from the town centre when she was attacked, police said SUS-171003-113517001

She had walked via Queens Road, St James Road and Mount Pleasant Road, but it is believed the attack took place at a bus stop near the junction of Parker Road and Beaconsfield Road.

The suspect, who grabbed the woman from behind, has been described as a white man wearing grey jeans.

Officers are making enquiries in the area and additional patrols have been deployed.

Anyone with any information is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or report it online at sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal.

The suspect is described as a white man wearing grey jeans SUS-171003-113531001

The suspect is described as a white man wearing grey jeans SUS-171003-113531001

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org or phone police on 101.

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