DETECTIVES investigating a late-night sexual assault on a woman have arrested a man.

A woman in her twenties was sexually assaulted by a man in Meeting House Lane in The Lanes area of Brighton.

The assault happened after he had followed her for a short distance from North Street just after midnight on October 8.

As a result of police enquiries, an 18-year-old man was arrested at an address in Brighton on Tuesday morning on suspicion of sexual assault.

The man is currently in custody for an interview and further enquiries.

Anyone who was in the area of North Street and The Lanes late on Thursday night, into Friday morning, and saw any suspicious activity, has been asked to contact the police either online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Fenton.

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