A MAN has been arrested after a woman was raped on the seafront over the weekend.

The 19-year-old was arrested yesterday evening on suspicion of rape.

The 26-year-old victim was walking along New Parade on East Worthing seafront shortly before 10.30pm on Sunday when she was approached by a man asking for directions.

The man took her to the beach and raped her before escaping on foot.

Those with information should contact the police online or call 101.