A PHOTO has been released of a man detectives are keen to speak to in connection with the rape of another man in Bristol.

Police are investigating the rape that happened in Castle Park at some point between 6.10-6.45am on Saturday October 16.

The suspect is said to have spoken with a deep accent, likened to being South African. He’s described as male, black or mixed race, approximately 5ft 9ins, with dark eyes and a slim face with a narrow chin.

He is said to be slim with broad shoulders. He was wearing a black puffa jacket with a hood, dark tracksuit bottoms and black Nike trainers.

Officers believe he was seen in the Union Street and Broadmead areas riding a black scooter or e-scooter both before and after the incident.

The neighbourhood team have been made aware and additional reassurance patrols have been taking place. CCTV enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone who can assist their efforts is asked to call 101 and give the call-handler reference number 5221242253.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who recognises the individual, or was in the area at the time and may have witnessed what happened or have dashcam footage.

If you’ve been a victim of sexual abuse, recent or non-recent, you don’t have to speak to the police. You can self-refer to The Bridge, a Sexual Assault Referral Centre available 24/7 365 days a year. Visit their website at www.thebridgecanhelp.org.uk or call 0117 342 6999.

For more advice and support, visit www.thisisnotanexcuse.org