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Crimewatch appeal Wadhurst sex attack on man

E-fit image of the suspected driver (left) and the suspected attacker (right)
Image caption Police have released an e-fit image of the two men suspected of involvement in the attack

Detectives have appeared on the BBC's Crimewatch programme to appeal for information about a knifepoint sex attack on a man in Sussex.

The victim was in Wadhurst when a driver stopped him and asked for directions and a passenger then got out and attacked him.

He said he thought he was going to die during the assault, which happened in The Marlpit on 16 July.

Sussex Police said it hoped the appeal would jog people's memories.

'Bring to justice'

Det Insp Rob Morland said: "The victim has been exceptionally brave throughout the investigation and hopes Crimewatch viewers will recognise these two men.

"I am determined as ever to bring them to justice and am appealing to anyone who might have seen or heard anything suspicion to come forward, however insignificant it might seem.

"You could be the witness we're looking for."

The force said the men were travelling in a small, dark blue, two-door hatchback.

The attacker, who is white and aged between 18 and 25, was described as closely shaven.

Two men, aged 24 and 31, from Lingfield, in Surrey, who were arrested in connection with the incident were released without charge earlier this month.

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