Sussex

Teenager held over Worthing seafront rape

Scene of alleged rape
Image caption The area of seafront has been cordoned off by officers

A woman was raped in a West Sussex seafront town after spending the evening out with friends.

The 19-year-old was attacked between 02:00 and 03:00 BST on a stretch of seafront in Worthing.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and is being questioned in custody.

Police have sealed off the scene, near Steyne Gardens, and have appealed for anyone who saw anything suspicious to come forward.

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