Detectives investigating a rape in Bognor Regis are appealing for witnesses.
Police were called in the early hours of Tuesday (June 20) after the victim reported being raped by an unknown man on the beach.
It happened around 00.35am in an area off The Esplanade, between the junctions with Lennox Street and Clarence Road.
The victim is being supported by specialist officers while the investigation is ongoing.
Detectives are appealing for any witnesses to come forward, including anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour in the area around that time.
The suspect is described as a man in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5’ 10” and of slim build with light brown hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt and grey jogging bottoms.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Costa. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.