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Police investigating rape look at CCTV

Police investigating the rape of an 18-year-old woman in a doorway in Brighton are searching through CCTV to try to identify a man seen leaving a nightclub with her minutes earlier.

Officers now know the victim left the Coalition nightclub with a white man at about 3.30am on Tuesday 28 January.

Last night police returned to the area to speak to clubbers a week after the attack.

The victim was on a night out with friends when she was attacked in a doorway near the seafront.

The victim is uncertain exactly where the assault happened but detectives believe it was in the area around Middle Street, Kings Road and the southern end of West Street.

We know the victim leaves Coalition with a white man and they initially head towards Hove. What we don't know at this stage is where they go or where the attack takes place. It's possible that the victim doubled back on herself after leaving the club. We're looking at CCTV recorded in the area to try to trace her movements and identify who the man who left the club with her is. We urgently need to speak to him and would urge him or anyone who knows him to contact us."

– Detective Inspector Julie Wakeford