POLICE are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a missing sex offender.
Phil Jones, 22 years, aka Phil Page (pictured) is wanted for failing to appear at Blackpool Magistrates Court for an offence of theft on September 24th, for assault and for a notification offence. He is still believed to be in the town.
Jones 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.
Detective Insp Jo Dent, of Blackpool Police, said: “Jones is a registered sex offender who is wanted for failing to appear at court and for a failure to notify. He may pose a risk to members of the public.
“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.”
If anyone has any information they should contact Police on 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.