Dorset police today issued an urgent appeal for information following a sex attack in Poole on Friday.
They released a picture to all police forces of 32-year-old Dean Goodwin who is wanted in connection with the assault.
He is wanted on suspicion of committing a serious sexual assault against a woman in her twenties at an address in Poole in the early hours of Friday 23 November 2012.
Goodwin, who is from Poole, is white, five feet ten inches tall and has a stocky, muscular build. He has very short hair, to the extent that he may appear bald.
Officers are advising members of the public that they should not approach Goodwin if they see him. They should call the police immediately on 999.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Dean Goodwin should call 0800 056 0154 or 0207 158 0011.
Detective Inspector Marcus Hester, from Dorset Police’s Major Crime Team, said: “Officers are continuing to search for Dean Goodwin and we are following positive lines of enquiry.
“We need to trace Dean Goodwin urgently and I would urge any member of the public to contact the police immediately if they see him.
“Members of the public should not approach Goodwin themselves if they see him.
“He has a distinctive muscular appearance and I understand that he was wearing blue or black jeans, a tee shirt, brown boots and a black jacket when he was last seen.
“However, it is possible that he may have since discarded this clothing.
“If members of the public see anyone matching this description, or anyone hiding or acting in a suspicious or unusual way, then I would urge them to call Dorset Police straight away.”
High-visibility patrols are in place in and around the Poole and Bournemouth area.
Detective Inspector Hester continued: “I would like to appeal directly to Dean to make contact with the authorities as soon as possible.
“I would also like to make it clear that anyone found to be helping, harbouring, or in any way aiding Dean Goodwin will be arrested.”
Anyone who sees Dean Goodwin should dial 999 immediately. Anyone else with other information should call 0800 056 0154 or 0207 158 0011.