A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in Hove.

Detectives have been investigating after a 55-year-old woman was reported to have been raped in the graveyard at St Andrew's Church, next to the Tesco superstore on Church Road, Hove, late on the afternoon of Thursday.

The 57-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday and after being interviewed was released on police bail with conditions until 1 December while enquiries continue.