Police hunting rapist who dragged woman to ground and attacked her in Brighton

The Argus: EFIT: Do you recognise this efit? EFIT: Do you recognise this efit?

Police hunting a rapist who flung a woman to the ground have knocked on 500 doors in a desperate bid for information.

The woman from Suffolk was on a visit to Brighton to visit a family member when she attacked on November 15.

She did not report the attack for a number of weeks, but has since come forward and said what happened.

The 27-year-old has bravely told officers how she was in Ditchling Road, near The Level, when she turned into a side road of terraced, two-storey houses.

She said she became aware of a man walking behind her.

She moved to let him past, but he spun her round, flung her down on the pavement and raped her. He then walked off, leaving the woman to find her way back to her car in Caledonian Road. He did not speak throughout the attack.

Detective Inspector Steve Warner, of Brighton CID, said: "The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday, November 15, this year, but for personal reasons the victim did not report it to police until some weeks later.

"However, she did attend the Saturn Centre, Crawley, later the same day where forensic samples and her clothing were secured, and a full investigation is now under way.

"The victim is not sure in which street she was attacked, but we have carried out extensive house-to-house enquiries in the Ditchling Road area in an effort to find out more. Almost 500 homes have now been visited.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who thinks they may recognise the man in the e-fit or who has any information that may help us with our investigation. It is thought this was an isolated incident but clearly we want this man brought to justice as soon as possible."

The suspect is white, under 30, of medium build, and with short, dark hair. He was wearing a dark blue hooded jumper, a dark fabric waist-length jacket and jeans. He smelt of cigarette smoke and beer.

Anyone who can help should phone Sussex Police on 101, quoting Operation Maldon.

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3:39pm Wed 18 Dec 13

NickBrt says...

You describe the 'victim' in the last paragraph. Don't you reporters know the difference between victim and perpetrator? Where did you go to school for goodness sake?
You describe the 'victim' in the last paragraph. Don't you reporters know the difference between victim and perpetrator? Where did you go to school for goodness sake? NickBrt

3:44pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Brighton1000 says...

NickBrt wrote:
You describe the 'victim' in the last paragraph. Don't you reporters know the difference between victim and perpetrator? Where did you go to school for goodness sake?
Well said, terrible jouranlism!
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: You describe the 'victim' in the last paragraph. Don't you reporters know the difference between victim and perpetrator? Where did you go to school for goodness sake?[/p][/quote]Well said, terrible jouranlism! Brighton1000

3:46pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Brighton1000 says...

Give me half hour with this little weasle, And he wont be capable of **** yet alone rape again. What a low life cowardly piece of scum, Makes my blood boil how these poor excuses for men can even think about doing that to a woman. When is this country going to realise our judicial system needs a serious re-think? There is not enough deterrent anymore, bring back corporal punishment.
Give me half hour with this little weasle, And he wont be capable of **** yet alone rape again. What a low life cowardly piece of scum, Makes my blood boil how these poor excuses for men can even think about doing that to a woman. When is this country going to realise our judicial system needs a serious re-think? There is not enough deterrent anymore, bring back corporal punishment. Brighton1000

4:07pm Wed 18 Dec 13

The Prophet of Doom says...

NickBrt wrote:
You describe the 'victim' in the last paragraph. Don't you reporters know the difference between victim and perpetrator? Where did you go to school for goodness sake?
Yet again shoddy work by the Schmargus and for the sake of one word an entire story is negated.
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: You describe the 'victim' in the last paragraph. Don't you reporters know the difference between victim and perpetrator? Where did you go to school for goodness sake?[/p][/quote]Yet again shoddy work by the Schmargus and for the sake of one word an entire story is negated. The Prophet of Doom

4:36pm Wed 18 Dec 13

thevoiceoftruth says...

Lots of errors on here today. Earlier the headline 'plenty of fish rape' was called the 'plenty of rape rape.'
Lots of errors on here today. Earlier the headline 'plenty of fish rape' was called the 'plenty of rape rape.' thevoiceoftruth

6:24pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Sir Prised says...

Sorry but who bothers with morals anymore? Like it or not, religion formed the basis of our morality and with it's demise, we're left with a vacuum which effectively leaves the individual to please themselves. When we now have to employ males teachers to teach boys with no male role models, how to shave, personal hygiene and how to treat women, we have to admit that many families units simply aren't fit for purpose. The break down of the traditional family is at the root of many of our social ills,
Sorry but who bothers with morals anymore? Like it or not, religion formed the basis of our morality and with it's demise, we're left with a vacuum which effectively leaves the individual to please themselves. When we now have to employ males teachers to teach boys with no male role models, how to shave, personal hygiene and how to treat women, we have to admit that many families units simply aren't fit for purpose. The break down of the traditional family is at the root of many of our social ills, Sir Prised

7:14pm Wed 18 Dec 13

tykemison says...

Spot on sir prised, brightons full of fatherless retarded chavs with mums on sniff and shopping in iceland, sad but true story.
Spot on sir prised, brightons full of fatherless retarded chavs with mums on sniff and shopping in iceland, sad but true story. tykemison

7:40pm Wed 18 Dec 13

mimseycal says...

"The suspect is white, under 30, of medium build, and with short, dark hair. He was wearing a dark blue hooded jumper, a dark fabric waist-length jacket and jeans. He smelt of cigarette smoke and beer."

How does that describe the victim?
"The suspect is white, under 30, of medium build, and with short, dark hair. He was wearing a dark blue hooded jumper, a dark fabric waist-length jacket and jeans. He smelt of cigarette smoke and beer." How does that describe the victim? mimseycal

7:42pm Wed 18 Dec 13

hubby says...

Not really news as it seems to happen every week in Brighton.
Not really news as it seems to happen every week in Brighton. hubby

7:54pm Wed 18 Dec 13

angrymonkey says...

Brighton is not a place for woman to go out after dark full of scum a lot from over sea, Every few days you read here about a woman being raped in Brighton and they say a lot are not reported so dread to think how many really happen .
Brighton is not a place for woman to go out after dark full of scum a lot from over sea, Every few days you read here about a woman being raped in Brighton and they say a lot are not reported so dread to think how many really happen . angrymonkey

9:41am Thu 19 Dec 13

Brighton1000 says...

mimseycal wrote:
"The suspect is white, under 30, of medium build, and with short, dark hair. He was wearing a dark blue hooded jumper, a dark fabric waist-length jacket and jeans. He smelt of cigarette smoke and beer."

How does that describe the victim?
It originally said the Victim is white, under 30....... But obviosuly they have gone in and corrected it.
[quote][p][bold]mimseycal[/bold] wrote: "The suspect is white, under 30, of medium build, and with short, dark hair. He was wearing a dark blue hooded jumper, a dark fabric waist-length jacket and jeans. He smelt of cigarette smoke and beer." How does that describe the victim?[/p][/quote]It originally said the Victim is white, under 30....... But obviosuly they have gone in and corrected it. Brighton1000

10:01am Thu 19 Dec 13

salvager says...

severe punishment for such crime should be there!
severe punishment for such crime should be there! salvager

10:40am Thu 19 Dec 13

redwing says...

Is the attitude of the police helpful when they describe it as "an isolated incident"?
Rapists carry on until caught, so what on earth do they mean?
Is the attitude of the police helpful when they describe it as "an isolated incident"? Rapists carry on until caught, so what on earth do they mean? redwing

11:24am Fri 20 Dec 13

Joshiman says...

"Sussex Police fear attackers are taking advantage of “dimly lit areas” and preying on women celebrating Christmas.I have said all along that these new dimly lit led street lights are not fit for purpose.All our roads/streets are very dark and potentially dangerous.
"Sussex Police fear attackers are taking advantage of “dimly lit areas” and preying on women celebrating Christmas.I have said all along that these new dimly lit led street lights are not fit for purpose.All our roads/streets are very dark and potentially dangerous. Joshiman

11:34am Fri 20 Dec 13

mimseycal says...

redwing wrote:
Is the attitude of the police helpful when they describe it as "an isolated incident"?
Rapists carry on until caught, so what on earth do they mean?
Would it be more helpful if the Police started a panic by stating that among large numbers of rapes currently being evidenced on the streets of Brighton & Hove?

Rape is an act for which no one but the rapist is responsible. No one but the rapist should be held accountable. Nothing should detract from the full and sole condemnation of the rapist.

We should not question the right or wrongs of a female engaging in lawful activities regardless of where or when those activities take place. That merely detracts from the fact that rape is the act of a rapist who carries full and total responsibility for the act.
[quote][p][bold]redwing[/bold] wrote: Is the attitude of the police helpful when they describe it as "an isolated incident"? Rapists carry on until caught, so what on earth do they mean?[/p][/quote]Would it be more helpful if the Police started a panic by stating that among large numbers of rapes currently being evidenced on the streets of Brighton & Hove? Rape is an act for which no one but the rapist is responsible. No one but the rapist should be held accountable. Nothing should detract from the full and sole condemnation of the rapist. We should not question the right or wrongs of a female engaging in lawful activities regardless of where or when those activities take place. That merely detracts from the fact that rape is the act of a rapist who carries full and total responsibility for the act. mimseycal

3:05pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Levent says...

Sir Prised wrote:
Sorry but who bothers with morals anymore? Like it or not, religion formed the basis of our morality and with it's demise, we're left with a vacuum which effectively leaves the individual to please themselves. When we now have to employ males teachers to teach boys with no male role models, how to shave, personal hygiene and how to treat women, we have to admit that many families units simply aren't fit for purpose. The break down of the traditional family is at the root of many of our social ills,
Good comment, not surpising the "liberals" on here take a dim view of your common sense. I always know a good comment on here by the number of negatives it gets. I managed to get 50 in one day, I'm still trying to better it, but I think the "liberals" have cottoned on. Although they're not usually that smart, I'll give the self righteous cretins the benefit of the doubt!
[quote][p][bold]Sir Prised[/bold] wrote: Sorry but who bothers with morals anymore? Like it or not, religion formed the basis of our morality and with it's demise, we're left with a vacuum which effectively leaves the individual to please themselves. When we now have to employ males teachers to teach boys with no male role models, how to shave, personal hygiene and how to treat women, we have to admit that many families units simply aren't fit for purpose. The break down of the traditional family is at the root of many of our social ills,[/p][/quote]Good comment, not surpising the "liberals" on here take a dim view of your common sense. I always know a good comment on here by the number of negatives it gets. I managed to get 50 in one day, I'm still trying to better it, but I think the "liberals" have cottoned on. Although they're not usually that smart, I'll give the self righteous cretins the benefit of the doubt! Levent

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