Sussex Police has arrested a man after a woman reported being raped on Brighton beach on Saturday, July 17, 2021.
Laurence Knight, 33, who is a Met Police officer, was arrested on suspicion of rape on July 28 and released on bail. On May 27 he was summoned to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on June 23 to face a charge of rape.
The officer was not on duty at the time of the reported offence.
The victim will continue to receive support from specialist officers throughout the judicial process.