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Man charged with sexual assault after reports of woman attacked in alley off Nelson Road in Whitstable

A man has today been charged with sexual assault following reports a woman was attacked in a Whitstable alleyway.

Police and ambulance crews were called to Nelson Road after neighbours reported hearing a disturbance at about 9.50pm on Monday.

A woman in her 30s was treated by paramedics and a 37-year-old man from Whitstable was arrested.

The alleged attack happened in an alleyway near Nelson Road and Island Wall
The alleged attack happened in an alleyway near Nelson Road and Island Wall

Balasuntharam Sasikumar, of West Cliff, Whitstable, has been charged with sexual assault and is due to appear before magistrates via video link next Wednesday.

Witnesses, who saw the aftermath, said there were about five police cars at the scene and the alleyway was cordoned off.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw or heard a distressed woman in the Nelson Road area at the Island Wall junction.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to phone police on 01227 868175, quoting reference ZY/9872/14, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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