Tayside and Central Scotland

Police issue CCTV in search for missing sex offender

Mark King CCTV Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Officers have released CCTV images in a bid to trace Mark King

Police have issued CCTV images of a sex offender who has not been seen for almost three weeks.

Mark King is required by law to check in with police, but was last seen in the area of Leonard Street in Perth on Monday, 14 July.

It is thought the 42-year-old, who is originally from Birmingham and has no permanent address, may have got on a bus at the nearby station.

Officers have advised the public not to approach King if he is sighted.

King is described as being 6ft tall, of medium build, with short brown shaved hair.

When last seen he was wearing a grey sweatshirt, jogging bottoms and white trainers. He was carrying a black camping rucksack and a clear polythene bag.

Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption The 42-year-old was last seen in the Leonard Street area in Perth

Police have appealed for anyone who was in the area of the bus station on Leonard Street at about 10:30 on 14 July to get in touch with them.

Det Insp Wayne Morrison said: "We have had a number of potential sightings of Mr King reported to us from across Scotland. These are being followed up daily.

"Mr King does not have a permanent address and due to his status, is required by law to register at a police office. However, he has failed to do so.

"If seen, members of the public are advised not to approach him but to contact the police immediately."

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