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Third man hunted in Preston city centre rape investigation

Posted on - 8th December, 2011 - 8:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News

Araz Latif Najmaden

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A third man is being hunted in connection with a horrific sex attack which took place in Preston this summer.

Detectives want to speak to Araz Latif Najmaden, pictured above, about a sexual assault on Sunday 26th June.

A Leyland woman who had been on a night out in the city centre met up with three men near the Debenhams store on Fishergate just after 4am.

She went back to a flat on Waltons Parade and was raped.

CCTV images of Najmaden, who has no fixed address, have been released in the hope of the public recognising him.

Detective Constable Gareth Andrews said: “I would appeal to the public to come forward with information if they know the whereabouts of Araz Latif Najmaden. It is important that we locate him so we can talk to him about this matter.

“I would also appeal direct to Mr Najmaden to come forward and contact the police. We need to speak to him urgently about this incident and he needs to contact us.

“I would reassure the public that when we want to speak to people in connection with offences we will never give up looking for them.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Preston police on 01772 203203.

Two men have already pleaded guilty to rape and will be sentenced at Preston Crown Court on January 30th 2012.

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