Investigation underway after a person is raped in Sompting

Sussex Police are investigating a rape in Sompting that took place in the early hours of this morning (February 6).

Sussex Police
Sussex Police

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the incident occurred shortly after midnight in Avon Close, Sompting.

Specialist officers are currently with the victim, said police.

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Officers are in the area conducting house-to-house enquiries, said the spokesman, and seeking to secure any CCTV footage that may assist them.

Police said: "The investigation is still at an early stage and further information will be given as it progresses.

"Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Sussex Police online ( ) or phone 101, quoting serial 58 of 06/02.

"Alternatively please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via its website,, or by phoning 0800 555 111."