A WOMAN has been raped on Hove beach by two men.

The 30-year-old victim told police she had met a group of men on the beach and began chatting to them.

Two of the men then attacked her and both raped her.

She rang a friend who reported what happened to police.

The incident happened at around 4.14am on Wednesday, April 5. Sussex Police have only today released details of the crime.

It happened on the beach at King's Esplanade by Bath Court in Hove between 1am and 3am .

The woman was visiting the city.

Detective sergeant Julie Greenwood said: "The victim describes the men as possibly Romanian.

"We are appealing to anyone who lives or was in the King's Esplanade area between 1am and 3am and saw or heard anything suspicious."

Anyone with inofrmation should contact Sussex Police using the eform at sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/ or call 101,  quoting serial 122 of April 5.