Police do not know the whereabouts of hundreds of convicted sex offenders in the UK, according to figures published on Tuesday.
A total of 396 registered sex offenders – who are supposed to be monitored by police and inform authorities if they change address – are missing across the UK, with some out of contact with police for more than a decade, according to freedom of information responses to the Press Association.How terrible! Can the public help you, officers?
Police have refused to name 23 missing sex offenders in case they breach their 'human rights'.
Greater Manchester Police has confirmed that they are missing, including one who disappeared in September 2005, and three who have not been seen since 2006.Umm…
The MEN asked for the names of all 23 and details of offences they had committed. But in a statement GMP said: "It is not the policy of GMP or the Police Service of England and Wales to routinely name sex offenders whether they are missing or not as this would be a breach of their human rights.
"This also may endanger their safety unnecessarily and may also lead to the identification of victims."/facepalm
"A large proportion of the recorded missing/wanted sex offenders are either known or believed to be living abroad or have returned to their country of origin.
"Of the 23 registered sex offenders registered in GMP whose whereabouts are currently unknown, 11 are strongly believed to be abroad and checks are in place should they return to the UK.
"The remaining 12 are subject to periodic reviews and enquiries in order to trace them all are circulated as wanted."Oh, OK, well, we can all sleep safe in our beds knowing the UKBF is on the ca…