Wednesday, May 16, 2012

#Brighton : Male Rape Investigated By Police.

Police are investigating reports that a man was raped by two strangers.

The incident was just one of three sex attacks reported to police in Brighton and Hove yesterday.

The man said he was attacked by two tall men after getting out of a taxi in Kemp Town, at about 4am.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “He had shared a taxi from Hove with a female friend and had been dropped off in St James Street at about 4am.

“He got out of the taxi just down the road from Boots and as he crossed the road he was grabbed by two men who dragged him into Broad Street.

“Both of the suspects then ran off down Broad Street towards the seafront.”

The two attackers were both described as black and in their mid-20s to 30s.

The first was 6ft 4in, with a small goatee beard. He was wearing a flat peak cap, a black cloth-style coat, black jeans and white Nike jogging-style trainers.

The second man was 6ft 7in, of muscular build and wearing a shiny black puffa jacket.

Detective Inspector Mark Cullimore said: “The circumstances are very unusual, but it is important that we establish exactly what happened as soon as possible.”

A 20-year-old woman was dragged off the street and into bushes during a frightening attempted sexual assault in Portslade at about the same time. more