Sussex Police arrest boy over Brighton beach sex attack

A boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape after a woman was attacked on Brighton seafront.

Sussex Police said the 20-year-old London woman had raised the alert at about 03:15 GMT.

Det Insp Jason Tingley said detectives later arrested a 16-year-old boy from Lancing who was being held in custody.

He urged anyone who was in the area between the Digital nightclub and West Pier between 01:45 GMT and 03:00 GMT to come forward.

"The victim is very shaken by this frightening attack and is receiving all the care and support that we can offer from specially trained officers," Det Insp Tingley added.

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