A soldier has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager near to a railway station. The 18-year-old woman was allegedly attacked in New Park Avenue, Bexhill, East Sussex, as she walked away from the town's railway station at about 3.40am on August 19, a Sussex Police spokesman said.
The spokesman said: "As a result of intensive police inquiries since Sunday, the arrest was made on Saturday August 25."
Trevor Anthony Clark, 20, a serving soldier stationed at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, who has been staying in Buckhurst Road, Bexhill, has been charged with sexual assault and causing actual bodily harm. He will appear at Hastings Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
An 18-year-old woman has been attacked near a railway station in the early hours of the morning. The teenager was walking down New Park Avenue from Bexhill railway station when she was grabbed and pushed to the ground. When the victim screamed it disturbed neighbours and the attacker ran away.
The man is described as white, in his 20s, of slim build and was wearing casual clothing. Detective Inspector Viv Johnson said: "This was an incredibly distressing incident for the woman and we would appeal for information from the public to assist us in tracing the offender."
Two men have been found guilty of perverting the course of justice after a teenager was attacked near a Sussex seafront.
15-year-old Mo Bourner suffered severe brain damage after the assault in Bexhill last October. Ashley Dacosta and Jack Carrick were found guilty after an eight day trial at Hove Crown Court. Carrick was also found guilty of witness intimidation.
Eddie Izzard is sponsoring a daring art project in his hometown of Bexhill this afternoon - recreating the final scene of the film The Italian Job on the roof of the De La Warr Pavilion.
The superstar comedian said: "2012 is the year the Olympics & Paralympic Games return to the United Kingdom and I think this is a perfect time to hang a large bus off the edge of a building in a seaside town.
"I would hope that the word goes out from our country that not only do we run excellent world events, but also we balance coaches on the edges of buildings like no one else ever could."
Richard Wilson's artwork is currently in the balance, as our correspondant Malcolm Shaw's photograph suggests...