Police searching for missing Burnley sex offender

Lancashire Telegraph: Michael Smith is described as white, of skinny build, and around 6’ 1” tall Michael Smith is described as white, of skinny build, and around 6’ 1” tall

DETECTIVES are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a missing sex offender from Burnley.

Michael Andrew Smith, 29, had been living in the town but is now wanted after failing to notify the authorities of a change of address.

Smith was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in 2011. He was given a 12 months suspended sentence, placed on a 12 months drug rehabilitation programme and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

Smith is described as white, of skinny build, around 6’ 1” tall, with a pale complexion and is described as having a scruffy appearance. He has a Merseyside accent.

It is believed Smith may now be in the Leeds area and police are appealing for anybody with information about his current whereabouts to come forward.

DC Andrew Ashworth said: “Smith is a registered sex offender who has failed to notify the authorities of his whereabouts. If anybody knows where he is currently or has been in contact with him recently then I would urge them to contact police.

“Sex offenders are managed in the community by police and partners, a system which aims to prevent them from committing further offences. 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.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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5:58pm Wed 18 Dec 13

ford10 says...

Deliverence!!!!
Deliverence!!!! ford10

6:41pm Wed 18 Dec 13

HarryBosch says...

Well - he certainly fell out of the ugly tree an hit every branch on the way down!
Well - he certainly fell out of the ugly tree an hit every branch on the way down! HarryBosch

7:13pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Stone Island: says...

HarryBosch wrote:
Well - he certainly fell out of the ugly tree an hit every branch on the way down!
That's interbreeding for you.
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: Well - he certainly fell out of the ugly tree an hit every branch on the way down![/p][/quote]That's interbreeding for you. Stone Island:

9:53pm Wed 18 Dec 13

andy1 says...

He needs to be caught who gives a toss where hes from. Oh by the way Blackburn Numbtys he has a Scouse accent.
He needs to be caught who gives a toss where hes from. Oh by the way Blackburn Numbtys he has a Scouse accent. andy1

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