Northern Ireland

Arrest warrant issued for teenage rapist

An arrest warrant has been issued for the capture of a convicted teenage rapist who has breached the conditions of his probation.

Edward Connors was 15 when he twice raped an American tourist in the Colin Glen Forest in west Belfast four years ago.

He was given an eight-year jail sentence.

Mr Connors, who is now 19, was due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday morning but he did not turn up.

He was to answer a charge of breaching one of the conditions of his probation, in that on two occasions since last month he had failed to; "complete an individual programme of work to address his sexual offending."

Police have appealed for more information.