Rape investigation near Butlin’s in Bognor Regis

Police are investigating an alleged rape near Butlin’s in Bognor Regis in the early hours of this morning.

A woman in her 20s was reported to have been raped in Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis at around 12.47am, police said.

Bognor rape investigation, Gloucester Road near Butlin's.

Bognor rape investigation, Gloucester Road near Butlin's.

A police spokesman said the woman reported walking back to her hotel at a nearby holiday resort when she was approached by an unknown man, who carried out the attack.

Officers are conducting enquiries at the scene and attempts are ongoing to identify the suspect. The victim is receiving support from specially trained officers.

A cordon remained in place this morning in Gloucester Road, near Butlin’s, where officers were seen inspecting the area.

Detective Inspector Jon Robeson said: “This was an isolated incident and thankfully, incidents of this nature are relatively rare.

Bognor rape investigation, Gloucester Road

Bognor rape investigation, Gloucester Road

“We will have an increased police presence in the area today and we would urge anyone with any information to contact us quoting Operation Tiverton.”

You can also report information online or call 101.

Bognor rape investigation, Gloucester Road

Bognor rape investigation, Gloucester Road

Bognor rape investigation, Gloucester Road

Bognor rape investigation, Gloucester Road