Attempted Rape In Littlehampton

A man has tried to rape a woman as she walked home from a party in Littlehampton

Police were called on Saturday night (6 May) after it was reported that a man stopped a woman as she went along Rope Walk shortly after 11pm. He attempted to rape her before walking off in the direction of the swing bridge.

The suspect is described as a white , 5' 6", of medium build and aged around 30. He was wearing dark jogging bottoms and is described as having a round face.

Detective Inspector Mandy Lawrence said: "We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, especially those who attended an event at either Littlehampton Golf Club or Littlehampton Yacht Club. Anyone who was at either venue on Saturday night should get in touch whether they saw something or not."

If you were in the area at the time and witnessed the incident email quoting serial 1571 of 06/05.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (

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