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Crimewatch brings fresh leads in Eastbourne rape case

Aga Aji Alan
Police want to speak to Mr Alan in connection with the attack

Police investigating a rape in Eastbourne in 2009 are following up fresh leads after a Crimewatch appeal.

Officers want to speak to a man in connection with an attack on 18 April after a party in Jevington Gardens.

Police are trying to trace Aga Aji Alan, 24, who is 5ft 6ins (1.67m), slim and of Middle Eastern appearance. He has a bullet scar on his right leg.

The TV broadcast of his picture and description led to more than 20 phone calls from across the UK.

Police said Mr Alan, who is of Kurdish Iraqi origin, uses a number of aliases including various combinations of his name, and also the name Hewa or Hiva.

Mr Alan has previously worked in cafes and fast food shops, but has not been seen since last April.

Det Sgt James Pateman said: "It is too early to say which of the calls will be helpful, but some do look potentially very interesting.

"We are still keen to hear from anyone else who thinks they may have useful information as to his whereabouts."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Sussex Police.

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