Salisbury man wanted over rape of woman

Chichester rape suspect believed to be from Salisbury

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 2:57pm 20th April 2018. (Updated at 9:52am 21st April 2018)

Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him about a rape attack in west Sussex.

Detectives are trying to trace this man, who they believe is from Salisbury.

They want to speak to him about the rape of a woman in west Sussex.

The man and the 47-year-old woman had met in the Nags Head pub in Chichester on the evening of Saturday (7 April 2018).

After chatting for some time they both left and went their separate ways.

RAPE ATTACK:

Later that night, just after midnight, as the woman walked through Chichester, the man appeared again and walked with her to the town's 'Priory Park' where she was raped.

The man, shown in this CCTV image released by Sussex Police, was taken in the Dolphin and Anchor pub later on the same evening. He's described as white, about 6 foot tall, and of slim build, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black leather 'biker-style' jacket.

CCTV of Chichester rape suspect believed to be from Salisbury
Do you know this man? Detectives investigating a rape believe he's from Salisbury

POSSIBLE SALISBURY CONNECTION:

Detective Sergeant Sally Hodges told Spire FM News:

"If you recognise this man please contact us. We are also keen to speak to anyone who was in Chichester city centre that evening, or to anyone else, who has information that might relate to this investigation."

"The man had mentioned that he was from Salisbury so we would to know if anyone in that area recognises him."

HOW TO CONTACT POLICE:

Contact Sussex Police online or call 101, and quote serial 108 of 08/04.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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