Man charged with raping two women

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

Paul Akrofi, 31, of Bohemia Road, Hastings, was arrested on Wednesday 3 October and charged with rape of a 36-year-old woman on Hastings Beach on 21 September and two counts of rape and a sexual offence on another woman aged 33 on 26 September in Hastings.

He has been remanded to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 3 October.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the first offence on 21 September between 2am and 4am. They believe a man called Phil may have witnessed the suspect and victim together before the offence and another couple in London Road may have seen them afterwards.

Anyone who saw them or has information are asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Op Education or email