Preston police renew appeal for man wanted in connection with rape allegations

Posted on - 11th February, 2021 - 3:04pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Callon, Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Ribbleton
Michael Foster is wanted by police

Preston Police have launched a renewed appeal for information to find wanted man Michael Foster.


Foster, 37, of Hodder Brook, Ribbleton, is wanted by police in connection with an allegation of rape.

Police were called in the early hours of July 11, 2020, to a report a woman in her 20s had been the victim of a serious sexual offence at an address in the city.

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Foster is wanted in connection with the offence and despite a number of previous appeals to find him, he remains outstanding.

Foster is described as white, 6ft 1in tall, of slim build with short, dark-brown hair. He is clean shaven and has a regional accent.

He has links to the Ribbleton, St Matthews, Callon and Avenham areas of Preston.

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Officers have conducted exhaustive enquiries to find Foster and are continuing to appeal for information to find him. Det Con Sue Wilson, of Preston CID, said: “Foster knows he is wanted by police but has refused to come forward and speak to us.

“We believe he is living in and around the Preston area. It is possible he has told people he is staying with that he is no longer wanted – this is not the case.

“I would encourage anyone who has seen him or knows where he is staying to come forward immediately.”

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Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email quoting log 0369 of July 11. Alternatively you can email independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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