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Manhunt for tattooed suspected 'Handsworth' rapist

2015-03-04 00:10:42

Roumel HayletteWest Mercia Police are hunting Roumel Haylette in connection with the rape of a woman in Telford last summer

Police have released an image of a suspected rapist from Birmingham who is due to appear on Crimewatch.

West Mercia Police are hunting Roumel Haylette in connection with the rape of a woman in Telford last summer.

The 24-year-old will feature on the BBC programme's wanted gallery this evening and viewers will be told that he has links to the Handsworth area of Birmingham.

The incident is thought to have taken place in the Wellington area of Telford in August 2014.

He is also suspected of stealing £2,000 worth of jewellery from the victim.

Haylette is described as black, approximately 5ft 6 tall with a bald head and muscular build.

At the time of the incident he is thought to have had a small goatee beard and a gold top tooth.

He also has a tattoo on his chest which says 'fearless' and is thought to have links to the Handsworth area of Birmingham.

Detective Inspector Melanie Paley, who is leading the investigation, said: "This individual is being traced in connection with a serious crime and it is important he is apprehended as soon as possible.

"Haylette is thought to be a dangerous individual and I would urge you not to approach him.

"If anyone has any information in relation to his whereabouts please get in touch with police as soon as possible."

Crimewatch is on BBC 1 at 9pm on Monday, March 2. Also on the show is an emotional appeal by Birmingham-based athlete Kelly Sotherton after a break in at her house.

Anyone with information can call West Mercia Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 08000 555 111.

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