Police officers are guarding a park and have put up a cordon after a teenage boy was raped. 

Sussex Police were called to Meridian Way, Peacehaven, at around 11.40pm on Monday, March 18, after the boy told the police he was raped by a man he had met online.

A spokesman for the force said: "Officers attended the scene and engaged with the victim, who is being supported by specialist officers.

"An investigation is underway to gather any available evidence and to locate and arrest a suspect.

"Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area around that time is asked to contact police online or via 101, quoting serial 1468 of 03/18."