Crimewatch appeal on Wadhurst sex attack generates name

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 are following up lines of inquiry after an appeal on the BBC's Crimewatch programme 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.

Det Insp Rob Morland, of Sussex Police, said viewers mentioned one name twice.

Two men sought

He said they had received a number of calls and e-mails and the appeal on Crimewatch on Wednesday had been very helpful.

Sussex Police are trying to find two men in connection with the attack.

The force said the pair 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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