A SALISBURY man is wanted by police after a woman was raped in a park earlier this month.

Detectives are trying to trace the man who they want to interview after the woman was raped in Chichester.

The man and the 47-year-old local woman had met in the Nags Head pub in St Pancras, Chichester, on the evening of Saturday, April 7.

They chatted for some time before both of them left and went their separate ways.

When she was walking in North Street shortly after midnight the man appeared again and walked with her to nearby Priory Park where the offence occurred.

Detective Sergeant Sally Hodges of Sussex Police said the man had mentioned he was from Salisbury.

"You can contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 108 of 08/04.

"Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

UPDATE: The man in question later submitted himself for voluntary interview with Sussex Police.