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Rape suspect Dean Abdy
Rape suspect Dean Abdy

DETECTIVES have released a name and picture of a man they suspect of carrying out a brutal sex attack on a Whiston woman.

Police are appealing for your help in tracing the whereabouts of 22-year-old Dean Abdy, who is wanted on suspicion of rape.

Detectives would like to speak to Abdy in connection with the alleged rape of a Prescot woman - aged in her 20s - in Whiston on December 18 last year.

The suspect (pictured) is described as a white man who is approximately six-feet tall, has a medium build and dark hair with brown eyes.

He is known to frequent the St Helens area, as well as Widnes and Runcorn, and is also known to have family links in Milton Keynes.

Police inquiries to trace Abdy remain ongoing and officers are now urging anyone who recognises he suspect, or has seen him, to call the region’s Unity rape investigation team on 0151 777 3291.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.