Man hunted in connection with rape and assault 'may be in Scotland'

Lancashire Police said Owen Bucket from Preston may be in the North Ayrshire area.

Lancashire Police hunt for Owen Buck who may have travelled to Ayrshire from Preston Facebook

Police have launched a manhunt for a man wanted over a number of offences including rape and assault.

Lancashire Police said Owen Buck from Preston is wanted in connection with allegations of rape, criminal damage, assault and stalking between November 2021 and January this year.

The 23-year-old is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, of medium build with dark brown hair and brown eyes.

He has links to Preston and Blackburn as well as the North Ayrshire area of Scotland, including Irvine, Stevenston and Dalry.

Police believe he is currently in Scotland.

T/DC Joe Harper of Lancashire Police said: “Buck is wanted for a number of serious offences.

“Our enquiries suggest he is in Scotland and I would encourage people to share our appeal.

“If you can help with our investigation, please come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email quoting log 0788 of February 7.

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