POLICE are appealing for information to trace a man wanted in connection with a rape in Nelson.
Officers want to speak to Lithunanian national Viktor Dadelo, 30, of Dalton Street, Nelson.
Police launched an investigation after a woman in her 30s reported she had been sexually assaulted on Pendle Street on Sunday, September 17th.
A European Arrest Warrant has also been issued for other alleged violent offences in Lithuania.
Dadelo has links to Greater Manchester and police believe he may have travelled to the Rochdale area.
Temporary Detective Sgt Darren Irving, of East CID, said: “We want to trace Viktor Dadelo as part of our investigation into this rape and I would appeal for anyone who sees him or knows where he might be to get in touch.
“I would also appeal to Dadelo himself to come forward and speak to us if he sees this appeal.”
Members of the public are advised not to approach Dadelo if they see him but to call police.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0988 of September 25th, or 999 in an emergency.