Sussex Police have announced a £500 incentive for information that assists in pinpointing an individual they’re keen on interviewing regarding a woman’s rape at Brighton beach.
The incident, involving a woman in her 40s, reportedly occurred on Sunday, 10 September, in the vicinity of Kings Road Arches, sometime between 2am and 5.30am.
Investigators are of the opinion that a man, seen on Brighton Railway Station’s CCTV footage around 5.45am on the day of the incident, could provide significant insight into their investigation.
Notably, he was spotted in a unique TRAPSTAR T-shirt while engaging with the station’s personnel, prior to boarding a London-bound train.
Detective Chief Inspector Luke Kyriakides-Yeldham said:
“We are asking anyone who recognises the man in the image, or who may have spoken to him at Brighton Railway Station at around 5.45am on September 10, to get in contact with us as a matter of urgency.
“We’re also keen to speak to any other witnesses, or anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour in the vicinity of Kings Road Arches on that morning.
“If you have any information that may help, please report online or via 101, quoting Operation Carpenter. Always dial 999 in an emergency.”
Information can also be passed to police anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.