Appeal to help find missing sex offender

Wanted:  Phil Jones, 22, aka Phil Page
Wanted: Phil Jones, 22, aka Phil Page
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Police are hunting a sex offender who failed to appear in court.

Phil Jones, 22, aka Phil Page is wanted for failing to appear at Blackpool Magistrates Court on charges of theft and asault.

Jones, who is believed to be in the resort, is a registered sex offender who was convicted at Preston Crown Court in 2010 for sexual activity with a child under 16 years, namely a 14 year old girl.

He was jailed for 21 months and required to be on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

He may pose a risk to members of the public.

Det Insp Jo Dent, of Blackpool Police, said: “I would appeal for anyone who has seen him or knows of his whereabouts to get in touch with the police.

“Sex offenders are managed in the community by police and partners, a system which aims to prevent them committing further offences, but if they do not comply with the obligations of their licence or notification requirements, then we will take positive action to locate them, as we are doing in this case.”

Anyone with information should call 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.