Man, 22, charged with rape after woman attacked in Shoreham

A man has been charged with rape after a woman was attacked in Shoreham, police confirmed.

Sussex Police
Sussex Police

Jordan Murphy, 22, a warehouseman, of Hammy Close, Shoreham, is due to appear in custody at Brighton Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday, March 12) charged with rape, police said.

The attack on a woman in her 20s took place near Middle Road, Shoreham, at about 2.30am on Sunday (8 March) when she was walking home, according to police.

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He has also been charged with common assault relating to a separate incident shortly beforehand, just off nearby Old Shoreham Road, in which another woman in her 20s was grabbed by a man but ran off unharmed, police said.

Prosecution, authorised by the CPS, follows an investigation by detectives from the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit, confirmed police.