Suspected rapist may have returned to Leeds

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Police believe a man who has been charged with rape could be in Leeds after he failed to turn up at court two weeks ago.

Geoff Harrison, of Rydall Terrace, Holbeck, was on bail and was due to attend York Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on February 3.

He is charged with raping a woman last year.

The 21-year-old failed to arrive at court and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

North Yorkshire Police said extensive enquiries had been carried out to locate him but had so far been unsuccessful.

It is believed Harrison could either have returned to Leeds or be in the Selby area.

He is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build and has brown hair.

Police have urged him to hand himself in but have also appealed for the public’s help.

Anyone who with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option one and pass information to the force control room or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Callers should quote reference number 12150018704 when passing on information.