A WOMAN has been gang raped outside a disused building.

The 40-year-old woman was in a doorway at the now empty Argos building in South Street, Chichester, where she was raped by several men.

The men are all described as in their thirties with tanned skin and of slim build.

It happened last Wednesday evening.

The crime was first reported to police on Monday.

No arrests have been made at this stage.

Detectives investigating the rape of the woman in Chichester city centre are appealing for information.

Detective Inspector Sally Arbuckle of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said:

"If you were out and about in Chichester city centre that Wednesday evening, June 19, and saw any suspicious activity, especially towards the bottom of South Street near the railway station, we would like to speak to you.

"Officers will be in South Street today, one week on from the crime, so if you are there and can help please speak to them

"If you can help in any way please also contact us online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Keyhaven.

"This was an isolated but very distressing incident involving a vulnerable person who is part of the local street community, and we need to trace those involved."