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Brighton: Man charged with raping two women


A jobless Bangladeshi national has appeared in court charged with raping two women in Brighton in separate attacks.


Mohammed Abedin Joinal, 29, also known as Joinal Abedin, appeared before the bench in Brighton on Saturday (11 May) when he was remanded in custody.

He is due to appear before a crown court judge next month.

One of the attacks was alleged to have happened on the beach in Brighton in October 2017.

The second alleged rape is said to have taken place in Kemp Town less than three months later in January last year.

Joinal is not believed to have known either of his alleged victims.

 Sussex Police said: “A man has been charged with raping two women in Brighton in 2017 and 2018.

“Mohammed Joinal, 29, of West Street, Sompting, was arrested and charged with committing two counts of rape.

“Joinal is accused of raping a woman on Brighton Beach on (Thursday) 19 October 2017 and raping another woman in St George’s Road, on (Tuesday) 9 January 2018.

“Joinal appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on the 11th of May and was remanded in custody to appear at crown court on the 7 June.”