Leeds & West Yorkshire

Police find missing Bridlington sex offender Alec Moule

Alec Moule
Image caption Alec Moule has been remanded in custody

A convicted sex offender has been arrested after spending nearly two months on the run.

Alec Moule, 44, from Bridlington, had been missing since 16 June, when he failed to appear at Leeds Crown Court.

He was convicted in his absence of offences of rape and sexual assault against children in Guiseley, Leeds.

Police said Moule was arrested by Devon and Cornwall Police and has been remanded in custody. He will be sentenced at a date to be fixed.

Detectives had made public appeals for help to trace Moule and said he had been complying with his bail conditions up until 16 June.

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