A MAN is wanted by police in connection with an allegation of rape.

Detectives would like to speak to Leslie Thompson in connection with a suspected rape, assault and witness intimidation offence.

The offences are said to have occurred between September 10 and September 29.

He was arrested previously on September 11 in east Durham on suspicion of assault and rape and released on bail.

The 32-year-old is believed to be in the Durham area.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.