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Police arrest man over sexual assault on woman in town

A MAN was in police custody yesterday on suspicion of an attempted rape in Bognor Regis.

The 23-year-old was arrested by police officers on Wednesday. He was being held for interview and further enquiries to take place during the investigation.


Detective Constable Katy Lewis, of Sussex Police’s West Sussex safeguarding investigations unit, said:


“We are grateful for information we have received from the public, which has helped our investigation.

“We are still keen to hear from anyone with information. You can contact us online at: or phone: 101, quoting Operation Newfield.”


Witnesses can also contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously by phone: 0800 555 111 or online at:


The alleged sexual assault took place in Hook Lane shortly after 10pm on August 1. The woman was said by police to have been walking along Shripney Road when she was approached by a man.


They talked for a short while and parted ways in Highfield Road. But the man was alleged to have caught up with her again in Hook Lane.

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