Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was raped on a beach in Sussex last week.

The woman told police she was raped at around 12.35am on June 20 near The Esplanade, Bognor, between the junctions with Lennox Street and Clarence Road.

The man is not known to the victim, who continues to receive support from specialist officers.

Police are appealing for witnesses, information or anyone who saw suspicious behaviour in the area around that time to come forward.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the man is described as being aged in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5ft 10in and of slim build with light brown hair.

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He was wearing a black t-shirt and grey jogging bottoms, police said.

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

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.