New lead in international search for Doncaster rape suspects

(L-R) Abdulrahmu Chomou and Jumaa Abdulrahman are wanted by police in connection with the rape of a 15-year-old girl from Doncaster
(L-R) Abdulrahmu Chomou and Jumaa Abdulrahman are wanted by police in connection with the rape of a 15-year-old girl from Doncaster

A new lead of inquiry into the whereabouts of two men wanted in connection with the rape of a 15 year-old girl has emerged, following a national appeal.

The appeal, which aired in an episode of Crimewatch on BBC One, appealed for information relating to the whereabouts of Ibrahim Jumaa Abdulrahman and Abdulrahmu Chomou, who are wanted in connection with the incident.

A police spokesman confirmed that officers are now chasing a new line of inquiry, brought to their attention by a caller who viewed the appeal.

Investigating officer DC Paul Rooney said: “I would like to thank the people who contacted us with information about the case and I would urge anyone else with information as to the whereabouts of the men to contact police. Your information, no matter how insignificant it may seen, could prove vital.”

Both men lived in Doncaster at the time but their current whereabouts is unknown.

Abdulrahman, 33, also uses the first name Jamie and has links to Lincolnshire. He and Chomou, 27, are originally from Sudan. The men were arrested on suspicion of rape following the incident, which occurred in Doncaster town centre on April 19, 2008, but failed to answer bail. Since then, the force has carried out an extensive search for the men, including working with forces throughout the country as well as Interpol.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire police confirmed a total of three calls were received as a result of the Crimewatch appeal, which aired on Thursday, October 16.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.