Two Oxted brothers wanted after disappearing mid-way through court trial
We are appealing for help to find two brothers who failed to turn up at court and were convicted in their absence for rape and robbery.
Mihai and George Cosma did not appear for the second half of their trial at Guildford Crown Court and their whereabouts are unknown.
Officers are carrying out a number of enquiries to trace them but are asking for help from the public.
Detective Inspector Peter Harvey said: “These two men belong behind bars for what they did and we are working hard to make sure that happens. However we are asking for the public to help us with any information that might lead us to them.
“They have been convicted of some extremely serious crimes and for that reason I would ask the public not to approach them, but contact us immediately if you know where they are.
“George Cosma threatened a woman with an air rifle and robbed her before his Mihai Cosma then raped the victim twice.
“This was an extremely serious and shocking crime which has no place in our society and we now need to make sure they serve the sentenced handed out by the judge. If you know these men and where they are, please do the right thing for the victim and help us lock them up.”
- George Cosma, aged 29 is described as white, is of stocky build, 5ft 6in tall, is bald and has a Puma tattoo on the right side of the neck.
- Mihai Cosma, aged 34, is described as white, is of stocky build, 5ft 8in tall, bald, pierced left eyebrow and also has a dragon tattoo on chest.
The pair were sentenced for the offence which occurred on June 18 at their home address in Mill Lane, Hurst Green, Oxted. They were arrested by officers at the address.
The trial started at Guildford Crown Court on November 21 and the men, who were on court bail, disappeared on November 26. They were found guilty and sentenced in their absence on November 29.
Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police by calling 101 or use report.police.uk. Alternatively you can report any information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.