POLICE in Eastbourne are searching for 46-year-old Mark Lee Crooks who they want to interview about the rape of a woman.

He is described as white, of slender build, 6’1″, with shoulder length greying hair and a piercing through his nose.

Crooks and the woman are known to each other and the woman has been receiving support from specialist officers.

Detective Constable Jay Smith of the East Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said; “Crooks knows that we are searching for him but has failed to respond. 

“He may still be in the local area and if you have any information on his whereabouts please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1123 of 15/05.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111”.