Sexual assault victim discovered in lift

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A woman sexually assaulted in a Brighton flat was found in a lift.

After the attack, the 25-year-old woman was found by a man with long white hair and a beard, who drove her to the Travelodge in Brighton.

Detective Sergeant Duncan Elliott, of Brighton and Hove CID, said: “The victim is very shaken and at the moment she is not clear on exactly where or when the alleged assault may have taken place.

“Afterwards she was found by a man in a lift in a block of flats, but she cannot remember where these flats were.

“The man was concerned about her and she requested to be taken to the Travelodge in Brighton and he drove her there.”

Police want to speak to the Good Samaritan, who found the victim between noon and 2pm on Friday, February  8.

He is described as white, with long hair and a beard, aged around 50 to 60-years-old.

He was wearing glasses and his name may have been Dave.

DS Elliott said: “He is in no way connected to the alleged assault but could be an important witness for us.

“We are still in the early stages of this investigation and are working to establish the full circumstances of the allegation.

“We do know that the victim had been on a night out in the city but it is unclear how she ended up in the flat.

“The victim is receiving specialist support from officers.”

Anyone with information about the man can contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 766 of February 8 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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8:24pm Tue 12 Feb 13

lorrie1 says...

Hope they catch the scum that did this and put him away for a long time!
Hope they catch the scum that did this and put him away for a long time! lorrie1
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7:29am Wed 13 Feb 13

qm says...

lorrie1 wrote:
Hope they catch the scum that did this and put him away for a long time!
Totally agree . . . a very very long time . . .
[quote][p][bold]lorrie1[/bold] wrote: Hope they catch the scum that did this and put him away for a long time![/p][/quote]Totally agree . . . a very very long time . . . qm
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11:44am Wed 13 Feb 13

whereisthe...? says...

Or maybe we should see if the courts and police find evidence to back this all up before the lynch mobs start, shall we?


I doubt people would blithely make assumptions, as the posters have so far, if it were a crime of a different nature.
Or maybe we should see if the courts and police find evidence to back this all up before the lynch mobs start, shall we? I doubt people would blithely make assumptions, as the posters have so far, if it were a crime of a different nature. whereisthe...?
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11:47pm Thu 14 Feb 13

ethel80 says...

What is the above poster talking about? a woman was assaulted, surely we want the person who did the assaulting to be caught? if not why not? she has been assaulted for sure, they just don't know who by yet.
What is the above poster talking about? a woman was assaulted, surely we want the person who did the assaulting to be caught? if not why not? she has been assaulted for sure, they just don't know who by yet. ethel80
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