The man in the picture was on a number two bus between Shoreham and Brighton
DETECTIVES investigating the reported rape of a 24-year-old woman are seeking a man seen on a bus with her that same evening.
The man in the picture was on a number two bus between Shoreham and Brighton, with the woman, and he is seen getting off in Western Road, Brighton, near Leichmanns, just after 9pm on the evening of Friday, August 11.
They had both boarded the bus in Shoreham High Street outside the Co-Op and sat at the back of the top deck in the left hand corner.
The man was kissing and hugging her while she looked quite uncomfortable.
The woman subsequently reported having been raped in an alleyway off Eastern Avenue, Shoreham, earlier the same evening.
He is described as white, aged about 30, wearing a blue fleece and a tracksuit with red stripes.
Detective constable Sapna Patel, of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit, said: “The woman is being given expert support and counselling while we continue to investigate.
“If you recognise this man, or if you can help with other information, please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1577 of 11/08″.
Source: The Argus