Lancashire

Police hunt for missing Blackpool sex offender Donald Richardson

Donald Richardson Image copyright Lancashire Constabulary
Image caption Donald Richardson has breached the terms of his notification requirements

Police are trying to trace a missing sex offender who has failed to keep officers updated with his whereabouts.

Donald Richardson, 40, was living in Blackpool but later registered with police as having no fixed address.

He is subject to regular monitoring but has since failed to notify police of his whereabouts.

Richardson was jailed for five years in 1997 and ordered to sign the sex offenders register after being convicted of assaulting a female.

Det Ch Insp Claire McEnery, of Lancashire Constabulary, said: "We take any breach of notification requirements very seriously and I would urge anyone with information on where he might be to contact us.

"I would also urge Richardson himself, if he sees this appeal, to hand himself in to the police."

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