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Local police hunt for convicted sex offender

John Freeman
Benjamin MoorheadLocal Police are appealing for help to try and trace a wanted sex offender.

Benjamin Moorhead, 30, a registered sex offender, was last seen on Wednesday 14th March, 2012 after he appeared at Lancaster Magistrates Court for an offence of (non sexual) assault.

Moorhead, formerly of Borrans Lane, Middleton, Morecambe is wanted for failing to adhere to conditions of his registration and for breach of his probation licence conditions.

Moorhead was convicted at Carlisle Crown Court in 2001 for an offence of indecent assault and will be a registered sex offender for life. He is described as a white man, five ft 10 in tall, slim and he has short brown hair. He speaks with a North West accent.

“Moorhead is a registered sex offender and while he is not wanted for an assault of any kind, he is breaching his registration requirements and also his Probation licence conditions," explains Detective Inspector Phil Jones of Lancaster Police. "Therefore I would appeal to anyone who has information on his whereabouts to contact police.

“All sex offenders that are managed in the community by both the police and partner agencies are robustly managed to try and prevent further offending. If they fail to comply with their legal obligations and terms of licence we will take every action to locate and arrest them.”

• Anyone with information should police police on 101 (the new non emergency number) or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.