Worthing rape: Newhaven taxi driver charged

A Newhaven man has been charged following the rape of a Worthing woman on her way back from a work Christmas party.

Police said the woman got a taxi back from a work Christmas part in Brighton and was allegedly followed into her flat and raped by the driver.

Read the original stories here: Worthing woman 'raped by taxi driver' after Christmas party / Man arrested after Worthing woman raped on the way home from Christmas partyA spokesman for Sussex Police said: "A man has been charged with raping a woman at an address in Worthing on 21 December.

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"Ajmal Hazraty, 37, a taxi driver, of Haven Way, Newhaven, is due to appear in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court on Saturday (January 4) charged with two offences of raping the 31-year-old woman at her flat in Worthing in the early hours of Saturday 21 December.

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"The charge, authorised by the CPS, follows an investigation by detectives from the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit."