Witnesses sought after woman raped in Shoreham
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Police investigating the rape of a woman in Shoreham are appealing for witnesses.
The attack took place in an alleyway off Middle Road, Shoreham, at about 2.30am on Sunday (8 March) morning. The 21-year-old victim was walking home when she was attacked by a man.
Detective Constable Hugh Charles from the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said; "Although this investigation is at an early stage we are currently following specific lines of enquiry and residents in this area will notice police activity, including patrolling officers who are also paying extra attention to the area.
"The victim is receiving support from specially trained officers and at present this appears to be an isolated incident, not part of any recent series of crimes of any kind.
"If you have any information that may help our investigation, contact us on 101 or online quoting Operation Deacon.
"We also remind local people to continue to report anything suspicious to us, either on 101 or via 999 in the event of emergency."
For advice on how to stay safe when you are out, see the Sussex Police website.