Police were looking for witnesses to a seafront rape tonight.

A 19-year-old girl reported the attack happened in Kings Road, Brighton, at 11.40pm yesterday.

She said an unknown man walked towards her between Buddies restaurant and the Old Ship Hotel, grabbed her around the waist, pulled her into a nearby doorway and raped her.

He is described as Asian-looking, under 30 years old, with very short black hair. He was wearing a white hooded top and a diamante earring.

They are not linking it to an allegation of attempted rape near the Old Ship Hotel on March 9.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Brighton and Hove CID on 0845 6070999 quoting Operation Westwood or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.