A second man has been charged in connection with the rape of a woman on Brighton beach.

The woman in her 40s was near King’s Road Arches when she was attacked by two men.

Isaac Cid-Lopez, of Radbourne Crescent, London, was arrested last Wednesday after attending Leyton custody centre.

The 22-year-old support worker was questioned and charged with rape and theft.

He appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Monday and was released on court bail with strict conditions.


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Ali Reza Mozaffari, 36, of Golders Green Road, London, has also been charged with rape in relation to  the incident, which happened in the early hours of September 10.

He was remanded in custody.

Both will appear at a court to be confirmed on February 26, 2024.

Detective Chief Inspector Luke Kyriakides-Yeldham said: "We have conducted extensive enquiries since receiving this report, which have now resulted in the charge and remand of two suspects.

“The victim has shown incredible bravery in coming forward to speak to us and she will continue to be supported by specialist officers as the case progresses.

"We thoroughly investigate any allegations of sexual offences and treat every survivor with the utmost respect and sensitivity. When making a report to us, victims will be provided with a safe space for them to seek justice and support."