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Woman, 24, raped as she walked to work in Hastings
A woman was raped as she walked along a footpath.
The 24-year-old woman local woman was walking to work along a footpath between Newgate Road and Lower Park Road, Hastings, between 7.30pm and 8pm on Sunday when she was attacked.
She was tapped on the shoulder and asked for directions by a man.
When she said she did not know the road he asked for she was grabbed and raped. In the struggle she set off her personal alarm which went off briefly.
The man as described as having dark skin, of medium build with stubble and was wearing light coloured trousers or jeans.
A police spokesman said: "This was a very distressing incident and we are doing all we can to support the woman.
"I would appeal to anyone to come forward if they have information that will assist us in tracing this man. Someone may have seen the man acting suspiciously near the footpath or heard the personal alarm. They may have seen the woman talking him or him leaving the scene.
Call Sussex Police on 101.
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