A man accused of rape has failed to appear at Preston Crown Court.Advertisement
George Hill, 68 of Portland Road, Plaines Farm, Sunderland, was due to attend trial on Monday 14 April.
A warrant has been issued for his arrest after he failed to attend.
DC Tristan Farley from Preston Police said: “We need to find George Hill so he can stand trial for the offence he is accused of.
“He has strong links to the Sunderland area and so could be in the North East.
“If you have seen him or know where he is, please contact us as soon as possible.
“Similarly if Hill himself sees this appeal, I would urge him to attend the nearest police station before he makes matters much worse for himself.”
George is described as white, approximately 5ft 8ins and of slim build.
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If you have seen George Hill or know of his whereabouts, please call police on 01772 209827 or you fail to get an answer, 101, quoting Lancashire Police crime number DF1406394.
Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.