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Appeal for UK criminal wanted for rape of 13-year-old girl

Appeal: Wanted man Ryan Humpage was sighted in County Kildare
Appeal: Wanted man Ryan Humpage was sighted in County Kildare

Gardai have appealed to the public for their assistance locating a man from the UK who is wanted in connection with the rape of a young girl as well as theft and assault charges.

Ryan Humpage (18), who is wanted in the UK by Lancashire police, travelled to Ireland in recent weeks and is believed to still be here. The 18-year-old was recently the subject of an appeal through Crimewatch UK by Lancashire police. 

As a result of their enquiries, Gardai believe the wanted man travelled here several weeks ago and was last sighted in County Kildare.

It is also believed that he was previously in County Sligo and may be using various aliases. 

These include 'Dylan Dunne', 'Ryan Willington',' Ryan Williams' and 'Karl Ward', Gardai said. 

Gardaí wish to establish the current whereabouts of Ryan Humpage and are appealing for anyone with information to immediately contact Naas Garda station on 045 884300.

The PSNI are also searching for the teen, who is known to have friends in Belfast. 

He is described as 5ft 7ins tall with short brown hair and of medium build.

Police in Lancashire want to question 18-year-old Ryan Humpage in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Blackpool in 2013. He is also the subject of theft and assault allegations.

He is wanted for a breach of his Crown Court bail conditions after he was charged with the  sexual offence, breach of a Community Order and theft.
Police warned the public the teen is considered dangerous. 
Humpage is known to travel around the UK and has friends in Belfast, Scotland, Blackpool, Northumbria and Northamptonshire.