Sex offender on the loose

Stefan Taylor

Stefan Taylor

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POLICE were today hunting for a sex offender who has gone missing from Blackpool.

Stefan Taylor, 23, was convicted at Armagh Juvenile Court in 2007 of sexual assault on a woman for which he was jailed for nine months.

His last known address was in Westmorland Avenue, Blackpool but he told the Probation Service he was of no fixed abode on March 1 and he has been missing since April 15.

Taylor is wanted for recall to prison after failing to keep probation appointments, for breach of notification requirements, and in connection with two offences of threatening behaviour.

He has connections in Northern Ireland and links with the travelling community, police confirmed.

Det Chief Insp Neil Esseen said: “Taylor is a registered sex offender and he is breaching his registration requirements and also his Probation licence conditions. I would appeal to anyone who has information on his whereabouts to contact police.

“All sex offenders are managed in the community by both the police and partner agencies are robustly managed to try and prevent further offending. If they fail to comply with their legal obligations and terms of licence we will take every action to locate and arrest them.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Lancashire Police on the non emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.