And they are hoping the public can help if they know the whereabouts of Rizwan Riaz.
A police spokesman said: “We’d like to speak to him in connection with an allegation of rape.
“He was last seen in Preston in November 2015 but may have left the area.
“Mr Riaz has links to Burnley and Nelson and may have caught a flight to Northern Ireland.”
He is 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build, with a neat beard and side parting,
Anyone with information can email [email protected] or call 01772 209749.