Police are trying to trace a man wanted in connection with the rape of a woman in Blackpool over two years ago.

Nigerian national Steve Ken Peter, 38, also known as Hameed Saeko and Steve Adanemen Iyere (believed to be his real name), is being sought in connection with the incident which happened in a flat on Park Road in the resort on 23 December 2012. It is believed that the woman was raped by a man who said his name was Tony.

His last known address was in Newcastle upon Tyne (2008), however, he is known to have previously lived in Bradford, West Yorkshire (pre 2008) and London (2007).

Peter is also thought to have links to Manchester.

DC Beverly Thomas from Blackpool’s Public Protection Unit said: “Our investigation into this incident is still on-going despite the passage of time since it occurred. We are keen to trace and speak with Peter in connection with our enquiries.

“I would strongly urge anyone who knows of his current or recent whereabouts to contact police.”

Peter is described as a black African male, approx 5ft 7 tall, with a diamond type stud ear-ring.

Anybody with any information can contact Lancashire Police by calling 101. If calling from outside the county, call 101, listen to the message then select the option to choose another police force. If Lancashire Police is not on the automated list, please choose the option to speak to an operator who will be able to transfer you through.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.


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