news

Manhunt launched after rape suspect fails to turn up to Hounslow police station

Michael O'Leary, 47, failed to answer police bail at Hounslow police station

A search is underway to find a man wanted for rape offences in the Hounslow area.

Police launched a manhunt to find Michael O'Leary, 47, after he failed to answer police bail at Hounslow police station on October 3.

Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command (CASO) detectives want to speak to O'Leary in relation to historic offences during a four-year period in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: "All the offences relate to non recent assaults dating from 1988 to 1992 in the Hounslow area.

"O'Leary was arrested in connection with the investigation in October 2016.

"He is described as white male, 5ft 6ins, medium build with short sandy hair.

Police are searching for Michael Patrick O'Leary(Image: Metropolitan Police)

"O'Leary has a tattoo of a dagger on his right arm with the word 'Mum'".

He is known to frequent the Hounslow, Richmond and Kingston areas of London.

Anyone with any information is asked to call officer in the case PC Rowena Alloush at CASO on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Keep up to date with the latest news in west London via the free getwestlondon app.

You can set up your app to see all the latest news and events from your area, plus receive push notifications for breaking news.

Available to download from the App Store or Google Play for Android .

View full mobile page