A MAN has been charged with rape following an early hours incident over the weekend.

Police responded to reports of a rape in New England Road, Brighton, at 5am on Saturday.

The victim, a 25-year-old man, is currently receiving support from specially trained officers.

Aynul Hoque, 31, of New England Road in Brighton, has been charged with rape and remanded in custody to appear before ​Brighton Magistrates’ Court today. 

Sussex Police are continuing their investigation into the incident and are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

They are urged to report this information online or call 101, quoting Operation Chesterton.