Woman ‘is raped by Eastern European man in his 50s in seaside town on the day of the Queen’s funeral’
A woman was raped by a man who was described as speaking with an Eastern European accent on the same day as the Queen’s funeral, police have said.
The victim told detectives she was raped in a premises at a road junction in the seaside town of Chichester, West Sussex on Monday evening.
At 7.30pm, on the junction between Velyn Avenue and the A259 Bognor Road, the woman said the man in his 50s with dark hair assaulted her while wearing a blue jacket.
On Monday, millions of people across the nation mourned as they laid her majesty to rest in Windsor with her late husband, Prince Philip.
The victim told detectives she was raped in a premises at a road junction (pictured, Velyn Avenue and the A259 Bognor Road) in Chichester, West Sussex on Monday evening
The seaside rape of a woman on the day of the Royal funeral was at the centre of a police appeal today. Pictured: West Wittering district, Chichester, Sussex
A spokesman for Sussex Police said: ‘Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a woman was raped in Chichester.
‘The victim reported that the rape took place at a premises at the junction of Velyn Avenue and the A259 Bognor Road. It happened at about 7.30pm on Monday.
‘The suspect is described as a white man aged in his 50s. He had dark hair and was wearing a blue jacket. He is believed to have spoken with an Eastern European accent. Specially-trained officers are providing support to the victim.
‘Witnesses and anyone with relevant CCTV in the area is asked to report it to Sussex Police online or call 101 and quote Operation Mountain.’