Woman raped near Brighton’s Pavilion Gardens as cops hunt suspect

COPS have launched a manhunt after a woman was raped in Brighton.

The victim, in her 30s, reported being attacked in the Pavilion Gardens area.

The victim was attacked near Brighton's Pavilion Gardens

The victim was attacked near Brighton’s Pavilion Gardens

The assault happened on the evening of Wednesday, November 2.

Officers would like to speak to anybody who witnessed anything suspicious in the area between 8.30pm and 10.30pm that day.

The victim is being supported by specialist officers while an investigation is conducted.

Detective Inspector Cheryl Lewendon said: “A full and thorough investigation is ongoing into this report and the victim, who I would like to thank for coming forward, can count on our total support.

“We understand incidents such as these can be concerning for the public, so expect to see a visible police presence around Pavilion Gardens and Brighton city centre as part of our continued work to keep people safe.

“If you are able to provide any information which can help with our investigation, please contact police online or via 101, quoting serial 828 of 03/11.”