Man sought by police about a rape and recall to prison could be in Coventry - The Coventry Observer

11th Aug, 2022

Man sought by police about a rape and recall to prison could be in Coventry

A MAN wanted for recall to prison is also being sought by police about a rape – and could by in Coventry.

Daryl Beckingham, 25, from Hastings, East Sussex, was released on licence from prison on March 1 part of the way through a five-year sentence for causing grievous bodily harm, imposed at Lewes Crown Court on 1 July 2014.

But the Probation Service require his return to prison for breaching his release conditions.

Detectives now also want to interview him about the rape of a 21-year-old woman at an address in Rye on March 17.

An appeal for Beckingham’s whereabouts in relation to the prison recall was issued on April 1.

Beckingham is described as white,5’8″, slim, with short auburn hair and green eyes.

Sussex Police added: “He may also frequent the Coventry area of the West Midlands and police there have also been asked to help search for him.

“Anyone who sees Beckingham in Hastings or St Leonards or elsewhere in East Sussex, or in the West Midlands, is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101, or 999, quoting serial 632 of 21/03 or 384 of 17/03.”

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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