Sussex Police published a photo of a suspected rapist today (Tuesday 25 August) after a woman was attacked in a flat in the Queen’s Park area of Brighton.
The force said: “Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in a Brighton flat have identified a man they want to trace and interview.
“At 8am on Monday (24 August) police received a report that at about 10.30pm on the previous evening (Sunday 23 August) a man had forced his way into a flat in Upper Park Place, Brighton, and raped the 38-year-old woman living there.
“The man police want to interview is 30-year-old Abil Abdullah, who comes from the Haringey area of North London, but who has also frequented Brighton.
“He is described as black, slim, 5ft 9in and bald, and he was wearing dark trousers and a white t-shirt with a v-shaped motif on the front.
“The woman has since been receiving specialist medical and welfare support and counselling, and support from specially trained detectives.”
Detective Inspector Andy Wolstenholme said: “This is a very rare occurrence and it is currently a fast-moving investigation. We are keen to find Abdullah as soon as possible.
“If you have seen him or know where he may be we would like to hear from you as soon as possible.
“Also, if you were in the Queen’s Park area of Brighton on Sunday night and saw anything suspicious, please contact us.”
Anyone with information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.