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Police lose contact with sex offenders in Yorkshire

Police lose contact with sex offenders in Yorkshire

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 4:11pm 20th March 2018.

Police have lost track of 485 registered sex offenders across Britain including rapists and paedophiles, according to a Sky News investigation.

Figures released by 41 forces revealed the number of convicted sex offenders whose whereabouts are unknown has risen by more than 20% in the last three years.

Rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse of children were among the crimes committed by the missing offenders, including some who disappeared more than a decade ago.

Figures for Yorkshire and the Humber are as follows:

 

Humberside Police

The force said the whereabouts of registered sex offenders were unknown.

One registered sex offender went missing in 2008, one in 2011, one in 2010, one in 2015, one in 2016 and four in 2017.

 

South Yorkshire Police

The force said 10 registered sex offenders were wanted because their whereabouts were unknown.

Their offences include assault on a female, indecent assault on a female under 14, making indecent photos of children, rape, sexual assault, sexual activity with a female under 16, sexual activity with a child and taking indecent photos of children.

 

West Yorkshire Police

The force said there were 10 registered sex offenders wanted for breaching of registration requirements.

Three of the offenders are known to be living outside the UK and four offenders have been wanted for more than a year.

 

North Yorkshire Police

The force said no registered sex offenders were currently missing.

 

Sky News

Sky News submitted Freedom of Information requests to the UK's 45 police forces asking for details of registered sex offenders whose whereabouts were unknown.

Four forces did not respond, including the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), meaning the actual number of registered sex offenders who are missing is likely to be higher.

Forces refused to name the missing sex offenders, with most saying it would breach the Data Protection Act.

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