OTSnews can confirm that Merseyside Police will not be taking further action regarding the original appeal made on December 17.

There is insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction 20-year-old Thomas John Cole.

no further action

Original (17-12-2015)

Police want to speak to a Merseyside man over a rape allegation in Southport

Merseyside Police is appealing for information about the whereabouts of a Liverpool man who they need to speak to as part of an investigation into an allegation of rape in the Southport area.

Detectives from the force’s specialist Unity team are keen to hear from anyone who can help them trace 20-year-old Thomas John Cole from Tuebrook.

They are investigating an allegation of rape following an incident at a property on Leyland Road in Southport on November 20th, 2013 which was reported to Merseyside Police a year later.

Extensive enquiries have been made by officers to progress the investigation and they are now asking for the public’s help in tracing Mr Cole so they can speak to him as part of their enquiries.

Anyone who has seen Thomas Cole recently or knows where he is now is urged to call officers at the Unity team on 0151 777 1382 or alternatively leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.


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