Lincs: Six sex offenders are ‘missing’ in Lincolnshire

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The whereabouts of six sex offenders are currently unknown to Lincs Police.

The figures were revealed in a Freedom of Information request, which showed there were almost 400 ‘missing’ sex offenders nationally.

Lincs Police said the whereabouts of six registered sex offenders were unknown.

A spokesman from Lincs Police said: “Lincs Police currently have six registered sex offenders that cannot be traced to a specific address.”

“This is less than one per cemt of all Registered Sex Offenders resident in the community in Lincolnshire.”

“Of those six individuals at least four are believed to be outside the UK.”

“Where it has been possible to identify that a registered sex offender is outside the UK, efforts have been made to locate them to an area and in all cases information has been shared with the country they are believed to be resident in for enquiries and safeguarding action to be taken.”

“Lincs Police continue to actively monitor all registered sex offenders and where they are missing enquiries continue to locate them, these enquiries do not cease until they are located.”

“Should the individuals who are missing be located by police in any part of the UK or upon entry to the UK then they will be arrested for failing to comply with their notification requirements.”

“This offence has a maximum sentence of five years in custody.”