Appeal for man wanted in connection with rape

Hama-Amin Karim.
Hama-Amin Karim.
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Do you know where Hama-Amin Karim is?

The Iraqi national was arrested by police following a complaint of rape by a Lancaster teenager at an address on Coltsfoot Walk in Morecambe on October 22, 2011.

He was released on police bail pending further enquires but failed to answer his bail and has been wanted by police since December 2011.

Police are appealing for the whereabouts of the 26-year-old and have released an image in a bid to trace him.

Hama-Amin Karim was found to have entered the UK illegally.

He does not have any permission to be in the UK at present and therefore is also wanted by the Home Office.

Detective Sergeant Mark Stephens from Lancaster and Morecambe CID said: “Karim could be anywhere in the country, although it is possible he may also have travelled abroad.

“If he is in the UK he is likely to be working in a barbers shop.

“I would appeal to anybody with any information about his whereabouts to contact Lancashire Police 101.”

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.