Police Hunt Scot Over 1980s Child Abuse

Detectives investigating allegations of sexual offences in the 1980s have released an e-fit image of a man they want to speak to.

Scotland Yard want to trace James Smith, also known as Jimmy Smith, who is originally from the Scottish Highlands and used to live in Glasgow.

They want to talk to him in connection with rape and assault allegations dating back to between 1981 and 1987 in Tower Hamlets, east London, against two youngsters then aged under 18.

The former Glasgow bus driver, who had a brother called Joe or Joseph, moved to London in 1980 and lived in Poplar, east London.

He is believed to have last been seen in November 2015 at the George Tavern Pub in Commercial Street, east London.

He had light ginger hair at the time and would now be aged between 65 and 75.

An e-fit drawn up by detectives gives an idea of how he might look today.

Detective Constable Hannah Stewart said: "Inquiries to trace James Smith in connection with this investigation have so far been unsuccessful and by launching this appeal we hope that someone will be able to provide us with vital information that will lead us to him.

"If you believe you have come across Mr Smith in recent years, we would like to hear from you.''

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