AN EFIT image of a man police wish to identify has been released after a woman was raped in an alleyway.

The sexual assault took place in the vicinity of Tuxford Close and Atkinson Road in Crawley between 2am and 4am on Sunday, October 24.

A 30-year-old, who reported being attacked, is being supported by specially-trained officers while enquiries are ongoing.

Detectives investigating the rape has released an efit image of a man they wish to identify in connection with the incident.

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The suspect is a white man with a slender face and dark curly hair.

Detective Sergeant Claire Gardner said: “We are continuing our enquiries and are keen to speak to anyone who recognises the image or saw what happened, or who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area around that time.

“We would particularly like to hear from anyone who may have any relevant doorbell or dash cam footage from the surrounding roads.

“We have officers patrolling the area and would encourage anyone with any information or any concerns to speak to them.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Rushlake.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.