lleged rapist Nicholas Rossi is needed for questioning over a rape declare in England, police have confirmed.
The 35-year-old is already being sought by American authorities in relation to claims he raped two ladies within the US.
Regardless of attempting to persuade the Scottish courts over the past yr that he was an Irish orphan known as Arthur Knight, Rossi is because of seem at extradition hearings in January and March.
It’s understood, nevertheless, that alleged offences within the UK have to be handled first, which suggests his extradition could also be delayed.
Essex police confirmed they want to query Rossi over a rape allegation after his identification was established at a listening to earlier this month.
A spokesperson for the English power stated: “We are actually liaising with Scottish authorities with a view to facilitate an interview with the person relating to a non-recent allegation of rape in Chelmsford which was made to us in April 2022.”
It’s alleged Rossi fled to the UK from the USA in 2020 after faking his personal demise to flee expenses in relation to alleged rapes.
He was arrested on the Queen Elizabeth College Hospital, Glasgow, in October 2021 after checking himself in with Covid-19 underneath the identify Arthur Knight.
At a listening to in Edinburgh in November, police and medical employees have been in a position to determine him as Rossi after being given an Interpol crimson discover which had photos of the person’s face and tattoos on it.
Following a string of preliminary hearings by which Rossi claimed he was tattooed whereas unconscious and sack a number of legal professionals engaged on his case, sheriff Norman McFadyen confirmed his identification as Nicholas Rossi.
Regardless of the court docket ruling, Rossi continues to insist he’s Arthur Knight and that he’s the sufferer of a case of a mistaken identification.