Police believe hotel rape suspect could be in Lancashire

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Police investigating a rape that happened in the North East are looking for a man they think could be from Lancashire.

Officers have released images of a man they are keen to speak to in connection with the incident, which happened in the area of Seaton Burn in Northumbria in 2013. Police received the report over a year ago, in November 2013, that a 30-year-old woman had been raped at the Holiday Inn.

CCTV images of a man Northumbria Police would like to speak to in connection with a rape at a hotel in Seaton Burn in November 2013. they believe the man is from Lancashire

CCTV images of a man Northumbria Police would like to speak to in connection with a rape at a hotel in Seaton Burn in November 2013. they believe the man is from Lancashire

Enquiries have suggested the man pictured may be from Lancashire and officers are asking people in that area to contact police if they know who this man is.

Detective Sergeant Rob Ridley, from Northumbria Police’s Rape Investigation Team, said: “This is still a very active police investigation more than a year on from the rape being reported to us.

“We would ask anyone who recognises this man to contact police as he may be able to help with our investigation. We continue to support the victim and our officers are investigating all lines of enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.