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Interpol joins hunt for rapist

The hunt for Britain's most wanted serial rapist has turned international. West Yorkshire Police have called in Interpol to help locate suspects in Australia, Holland, Gibraltar and France.

The suspects are among almost 7,000 men still to be eliminated in the hunt for a rapist who has struck five times since 1982. Last June, police launched Operation Lynx and revealed the same man was responsible for abducting and sexually assaulting women in Leicestershire, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. The man is white, at least 35, 5ft 8ins and uses the phrase "lass" or "lassie" to his victims.