Police hunt for missing sex offender

Donald Richardson

Donald Richardson

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Police today appealed for help to trace a missing sex offender.

Donald Richardson, 40, failed to notify police of his address.

Richardson was previously living at an address in Blackpool but has since left and last registered with the police as No Fixed Address.

Richardson was sentenced to five years in prison in February 1997 after he was convicted of indecent assault on a female.

He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

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

Detective Chief Insp Claire McEnery, of Lancashire Police’s Public Protection Unit, 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.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Lancashire Police on 101.