It is believed the man, who is a 19 year old Pakistani national, travelled to Ireland from Scotland earlier this year. He had lived temporarily in Scotland. He was last seen in the Foynes areas of Limerick on the 11th of August 2015.
Mian Shahid was convicted (in his absence) at Stafford Crown Court on 13th April 2015 of two counts of sexual assault of an 18 year old woman. A warrant was issued for his arrest on 14th April 2015. On 20th May 2015 at the same Court he was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for the offence, also in his absence.
Following the receipt of a European arrest warrant Gardai have carried out extensive enquires but have failed to establish his current whereabouts. Our enquiries would indicate that he is still in this jurisdiction.
Gardai say they are continuing to liaise closely with Police Scotland and the Staffordshire Police in relation to the matter.