Man convicted of over 30 historic sex offences could be in Blackpool

A wanted man, believed to be in Blackpool has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for historic sex offences.

Wednesday, 5th April 2017, 12:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:22 pm
John Gilbert Blacktop, 81, of Marine Road West, Morecambe was found guilty in his absence of over 30 sex offences at Bradford Crown Court.
Pic: Lancs Police
John Gilbert Blacktop, 81, of Marine Road West, Morecambe was found guilty in his absence of over 30 sex offences at Bradford Crown Court. Pic: Lancs Police

John Gilbert Blacktop, 81, of Marine Road West, Morecambe was found guilty in his absence of over 30 sex offences at Bradford Crown Court.

The offences, which were all committed during the 60s and 70s, included rape, attempted rape and over 30 indecent assaults.

He was cleared of one charge of indecent assault.

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His victims were aged between five and fourteen at the time of the offences which were committed in Lancaster and Stockton-on-Tees.

Police are now appealing for help to find the wanted man.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0873 of March 29th.