Manhunt for rapist who attacked woman in her South Yorkshire home

Have you seen this man?
Have you seen this man?

A rapist who attacked a woman in her South Yorkshire home is still on the run 12 years after he struck.

Detectives in Doncaster investigating the sex attack have released photographs of a man they believe could hold vital information.

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Do you recognise this man?

Soran Hayder Ali, aged 43, is wanted in connection with a rape in a house in Campsall in the early hours of November 27, 2005.

Detectives also want to speak to him about a burglary at a nearby property that same night.

Detective Sergeant Michelle Freedman, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “I must stress that this investigation has continued over the last 12 years and we are issuing this appeal now because we have exhausted every other opportunity to locate Ali.

“Our enquiries have included regular checks with a wide range of agencies including UK Border Agency, Department for Work and Pensions, Her Majesty Revenue and Customs, various housing agencies and banks.

“Ali is originally from Iraq and we understand he is due for deportation back to Iraq, so there have been concerted efforts to find him over the last 12 years.

“We believe that he may be using an alternative name and is actively evading arrest.

"We have worked with police forces across the country to act on any new lines of enquiry, including executing warrants in Doncaster and in the West Midlands area to no avail.

“The photographs we have of Ali are not recent, so his appearance may be different to what is pictured, but I’d urge anyone with information about this man to get in touch with police.

“He is wanted in connection with a serious sexual crime and it is important we locate him.”

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 559 of January 20, 2017 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.