Police want to speak to a 66-year-old man after a woman was raped.

The incident took place in Accrington on Thursday night, and officers are now looking to find Francis Doherty, who they believe has links to Rossendale.

A spokesperson for the police said: "Doherty, 66, also known as Frank, is 5ft 8ins tall, medium build.

"He has a scar on his left wrist and one on his right hand, blue eyes, crooked teeth and greying hair.

"His last known address was Barlow Street in Accrington but he also has links to Rossendale and the Rochdale and Oldham areas of Greater Manchester and police believe he could have travelled there."

Doherty was last seen wearing black trousers, black Nike trainers with a white tick and a green khaki jacket.

Anyone who sees Doherty or knows where he may be should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1377 of Sept 26 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

For immediate sightings dial 999.

Alternatively you can email Mosovoeast@lancashire.pnn.police.uk