Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Leon Douglas: Hampshire Police hunt missing rapist

Leon Douglas
Image caption Douglas usually dresses smartly, police say

Police in Hampshire are trying to trace a convicted rapist who has been missing since August.

Leon Douglas, 41, has been wanted by police since he failed to comply with the conditions of a curfew.

Douglas, from the Fareham area, is thought still to be in Hampshire, possibly in Portsmouth.

He is described as 6ft 2in tall and is said to dress smartly. The public have been warned not to approach Douglas but to call the police.

Det Insp Joanne Smith said: "Although there is no specific information to suggest a threat to anyone in particular living in the community at this time, we are clearly concerned that this man, who was convicted of rape, has not made contact with the authorities to update us on his whereabouts, as he is required to do under law.

"Our advice is that members of the public should not approach Leon Douglas if they see him.

"Any sightings should be reported to the police immediately by phoning 101 - or 999 if it's an emergency."

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